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    The Chicago Cubs (78-71) will look to Nico Hoerner, who is currently on an 11-game hitting streak, when they play the Arizona Diamondbacks (78-72). The Cubs are favored (-118) for this outing against the Diamondbacks (-101), which begins at 7:10 PM ET on Sunday at Chase Field. Chicago’s Jordan Wicks gets the start against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • Stadium: Chase Field
    Cubs vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -118 9

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Diamondbacks?

    • TV Channel: ESPN

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 14th in MLB play with 178 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • Chicago ranks 11th in MLB with a .254 batting average.
    • The Cubs are sixth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Chicago’s 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 15th in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per road game this season (85 total away from home).
    • Chicago has a .409 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team averages 8.7 hits per game and is batting .250 away from home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago with 142 hits and an OBP of .359 this season. He has a .313 batting average and a slugging percentage of .539.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, he ranks sixth in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging.
    • Hoerner has hit nine homers this season while driving in 64 runs. He’s batting .287 this season and slugging .392 with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he is 13th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 111th in slugging percentage.
    • Hoerner heads into this game looking to extend his 11-game hit streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .372 with a double, two walks and two RBI.
    • Ian Happ is batting .242 with a .413 slugging percentage and 72 RBI this year.
    • Happ takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run, four walks and an RBI.
    • Dansby Swanson has been key for Chicago with 129 hits, an OBP of .330 plus a slugging percentage of .420.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks rank 21st in Major League Baseball with 159 home runs.
    • Arizona has a team batting average of .251 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .322 this season, which ranks 14th in the league.
    • Arizona is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking fifth with an average of 7.8 strikeouts per game.
    • In 75 games at home this season, they’ve hit 77 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • Arizona is slugging .427 in 75 home games this season.
    • In 75 home games this season, they have a batting average of .259 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Corbin Carroll has a team-high OBP (.359) and slugging percentage (.505), while leading the Diamondbacks in hits (146, while batting .281).
    • Including all the qualified players in the big leagues, he is 19th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage and 16th in slugging percentage.
    • Carroll brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .174 with an RBI.
    • Christian Walker is hitting .261 with 35 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 59 walks. He’s slugging .496 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • He is currently 78th in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 21st in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Ketel Marte has racked up a team-high .476 slugging percentage.
    • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has 33 doubles, two triples, 24 home runs and 32 walks while batting .263.

    Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

    Jordan Wicks (CHC) Pitcher Ryne Nelson (ARI)
    3 – 0 W/L 7 – 8
    22.2 IP 135
    1.99 ERA 5.53
    1.059 WHIP 1.444
    6 K/9 5.9
    2 BB/9 2.7

    Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Jeimer Candelario: 10 Day IL (Back), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adbert Alzolay: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), 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)

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


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