Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped four straight games in a crucial point of the season as they get set for game three of their home series versus the Chicago Cubs. Can Arizona halt its skid with a win tonight?
959 Chicago Cubs at 960 Arizona Diamondbacks
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Chase Field at 9:40PM ET
TV: NBC Sports Chicago (CHC)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Diamondbacks are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cubs are a +105 underdog, while the total sits at 8 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Murphy, Baez power Cubs to win
Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, three runs and two RBIs in last night's 9-1 victory at Arizona. Anthony Rizzo was 1-for-4 with a run and a pair of RBIs. Javier Baez was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 plus a walk. Mike Montgomery earned the win as he gave up one earned run on four hits with eight strikeouts and a walk over six innings.
Marte homers for lone run
Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-1 with a double plus a walk in last night's loss to Chicago. Ketel Marte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Socrates Brito and Jeff Mathis were both 1-for-2. Matt Andriese suffered the loss as he allowed five earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and no walks over two innings.
Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67 ERA) will take the mound today for the Cubs, while the D-backs will turn to Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.14).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-1 in the last nine Cubs games overall. The over is 6-2 in the last eight Chicago road games.
The Diamondbacks are 4-13 in their last 17 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings.
Hamels has provided a nice boost to the Cubs rotation, while Ray has pitched better as of late and is occasionally dominant. If I trusted the Arizona offense more right now, I might take the hosts. But I expect Chicago to be able to get some runs on the board, enough to support Hamels and the bullpen. Fade Arizona right now.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS +105