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    Oddsmakers give the Chicago Cubs (76-64) the edge (-192 on the moneyline) to add to their four-game winning streak when they meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (72-68), at +163, on Thursday at 7:40 PM ET. Chicago’s Javier Assad and Arizona’s Ryne Nelson pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -192 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Diamondbacks?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB play with 170 total home runs.
    • Chicago has the 12th-ranked batting average in the majors (.254).
    • The Cubs’ .330 on-base percentage ranks seventh-best in MLB.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 18th in the majors.
    • The Cubs have hit 90 home runs at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Chicago is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .431 at home.
    • The club is batting .261 with 618 hits (8.7 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago in OBP (.365) and total hits (134) this season. He’s batting .321 batting average while slugging .555.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks fifth in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage, and eighth in slugging.
    • Bellinger will look for his ninth straight game with a hit in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .317 with a double, four home runs, two walks and 11 RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner has hit nine homers this season while driving in 62 runs. He’s batting .280 this season and slugging .391 with an on-base percentage of .341.
    • He is 20th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 116th in slugging in the majors.
    • Hoerner brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .273 with a double and a walk.
    • Ian Happ is batting .247 with a .422 slugging percentage and 71 RBI this year.
    • Jeimer Candelario has been key for Chicago with 123 hits, an OBP of .339 plus a slugging percentage of .481.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks’ 153 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.
    • Arizona’s .253 batting average ranks 14th in the majors this season.
    • The Diamondbacks have the 14th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.324).
    • Arizona has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fourth-best strikeout rate (7.8 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In 67 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 78 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • Arizona is slugging .409 in 67 road games this season.
    • In 67 road games this season, they have a batting average of .247 while averaging 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Corbin Carroll has racked up an on-base percentage of .364 and has 135 hits, both team-high numbers for the Diamondbacks. He’s batting .282 and slugging .524.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average is 17th, his on-base percentage ranks 22nd, and he is 12th in slugging.
    • Christian Walker has 137 hits to pace his team. He has a batting average of .273 while slugging .524 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • He is currently 39th in batting average, 35th in on-base percentage and 12th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters.
    • Ketel Marte has a .481 slugging percentage, which paces the Diamondbacks.
    • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is batting .259 with 31 doubles, two triples, 23 home runs and 30 walks.

    Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

    Javier Assad (CHC) Pitcher Ryne Nelson (ARI)
    3 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
    87 IP 0
    2.69 ERA 0.00
    1.184 WHIP 0.000
    6.9 K/9 0
    3.4 BB/9 0

    Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Marcus Stroman: 15 Day IL (Rib), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drey Jameson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Adams: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Dominic Fletcher: 60 Day IL (Finger), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat), Merrill Kelly: day-to-day (Undisclosed), Corbin Carroll: day-to-day (Wrist)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Diamondbacks (Last 10 Games)


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