The Chicago Cubs (11-19) begin a three-game road trip Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-15). The first pitch at Chase Field will schedule at 9:40 p.m. ET. Let’s look at OKBET Sportsbook’s lines for the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game and MLB selections and predictions.
The Cubs had lost five consecutive games and 8 of 9, but they traveled to San Diego and won 2 of 3 games against the Padres. They won 7-5 over the Padres on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Diamondbacks were defeated 11-3 by the Miami Marlins, but they had already won the series. They have won nine of their past twelve games.
Prospective starters for the Cubs and Diamondbacks
RHP Zach Davies vs. LHP Drew Smyly
Smyly (1-3, 3.04 ERA) makes his sixth appearance. Through 23 2/3 innings, he has a 1.23 WHIP, 1.9 BB/9, and 6.5 K/9.
Davies (1-1, 3.34 ERA) makes his seventh appearance. Through 29 2/3 innings, he has a 1.21 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9, and 6.7 K/9.
Following a no-decision in a 4-1 defeat to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, he had his excellent start with 6 1/3 innings of shutout play and six strikeouts.
In 19 career starts versus the Cubs, he is 7-7 with a 3.67 ERA.
Odds and lines for the Cubs vs. the Diamondbacks
- Cubs +105 (bet 100 to win 105) | Diamondbacks -130 (bet 130 to win 100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cubs +1.5 (-190) | Diamondbacks -1.5 (+155).
- Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (-125 | +100).
Picks and projections for the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 3
The Money line
This season, the Cubs have performed well on the road. Chicago is 7-8 on the street, compared to 4-11 at Wrigley Field. They only won two of three games against the Padres on the road.
This season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have received excellent beginning pitching. They have the league’s second-lowest beginning pitching ERA.
They are 9-9 at home this season but have won four of their last six games and six of their past eight at Chase Field.
Consider the DIAMONDBACKS (-130).
Against the spread/Run line
The Cubs are 15-15 ATS and 8-7 ATS on the road this season. This season, they have been underdogs in all but six games.
For the fifth time this season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are favorites. In those games, they are 2-2 against the spread.
In their previous 14 games, they are 10-4 ATS.
Choose DIAMONDBACKS -1.5 (+155).
The Cubs’ past two games had at least nine runs, but they had gone seven games in a row with eight runs or less.
The Diamondbacks’ past two games had more than nine runs, while their prior four did not.
In 13 of their previous 19 games, the Cubs have scored three runs or fewer.
Choose UNDER 8.5 (+100).
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