MLB Matchups  >>  Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chi Cubs Cubs Preview 04/24/2014

 
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

Mike Bolsinger will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks on this day. Righthander Bolsinger is 0-1 this season with a 13.50 ERA.

The Cubs will counter Bolsinger with Edwin Jackson. Righthander Jackson has a 5.40 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game's total is sitting at 12.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +112 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Arizona: 6-18 SU
Chicago: 7-13 SU
ARIZONA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Arizona's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Arizona

NEXT UP:
Arizona home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 25
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Friday, April 25