Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 4-17-24 Picks

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The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action from Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks prediction.

Chicago Cubs Team Preview

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to bounce back from a 12-11 loss at the hands of the Diamondbacks in Tuesday’s matchup. Michael Busch leads the Cubs with 6 home runs along with 12 RBIs while also logging a .304 batting average and .394 OBP. Seiya Suzuki has a team-high 18 hits including 4 doubles and 3 home runs and a team-high 13 RBIs while Christopher Morel has 3 home runs and 11 RBIs. Suzuki also has the dubious distinction of leading the Cubs with 20 strikeouts so far this season. Ian Happ has also contributed 18 hits with 4 doubles as well this season. Jordan Wicks will get the start for the Cubs here and is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. The Cubs will meet the Marlins and Astros after this series.

Chicago Cubs Team Facts

  • The Cubs have won each of their last five games as road underdogs against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Cubs’ last nine games at Chase Field.
  • The Cubs have led after 7 innings in four of their last six games as underdogs against NL West opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Cubs’ last five games as underdogs against NL West opponents.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking to build on their extra innings win over the Cubs from Tuesday’s clash. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 22 hits including 4 home runs, 9 RBIs and a team-high 5 doubles. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has a team-high 5 home runs and 20 RBIs. Christian Walker has 18 hits with 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and a team-high 22 strikeouts while Eugenio Suarez has added 13 RBIs as well this season. Brandon Pfaadt will get the start for Arizona here and is 1-0 with a 6.48 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. The Diamondbacks will face the Giants following this series.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won six of the last seven games between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the last nine games between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks’ last three games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Diamondbacks have led after 3 innings in each of their last six Wednesday day games.

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Prediction

I’m on the over here. I have a hard time trusting the Diamondbacks to seal the deal on any given day with how porous this bullpen can be with their inability to close out games and Chicago has just not been able to keep runs off of the board in some of their recent games as well. All in all, I think we have a fairly high-scoring game on our hands in this one, so give me the over here.

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