Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 16, 2023

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On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks (77-72) are hosting the Chicago Cubs (78-70), at 8:10 PM ET. The Cubs have lost three straight. The scheduled starters are Kyle Hendricks (6-7) for the Cubs, and Zach Davies (2-5) for the Diamondbacks.

Even though the Cubs are playing on the road at the Diamondbacks, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -122, compared to the home team at +102. The game’s total is set at 9.

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-122)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -102, Under: -119)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSAZ
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Stadium: Chase Field

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jeimer Candelario 10-Day Injured List Back
Adbert Alzolay 15-Day Injured List Forearm
Brandon Hughes 60-Day Injured List Knee
Nick Burdi 60-Day Injured List Appendix
Codi Heuer 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Diamondbacks Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tommy Henry 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Drey Jameson 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Dominic Fletcher 60-Day Injured List Finger
Austin Adams 60-Day Injured List Ankle
Mark Melancon 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Corbin Martin 60-Day Injured List Back
Sebasrian Santana Restricted List Personal

Last Time Out: Cubs and Diamondbacks

Yesterday, the Diamondbacks picked up a 6-4 victory over the Cubs, with Brandon Pfaadt (5.1 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K) registering the win for the Diamondbacks. Alek Thomas went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the offense. Justin Steele (6.0 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 5 K) was credited with the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have entered the game as favorites 84 times this season and won 48, or 57.1%, of those games. Chicago has a record of 39-26 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -122 on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 55% chance to win. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 71 of 148 chances this season. In 148 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 71-77-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Cody Bellinger 117 .315 (6) .359 (23) .542 (7) 5% (21) 15.9% (21) 6.9% (96)
Nico Hoerner 138 .285 (15) .342 (45) .391 (114) 1.4% (131) 12.8% (8) 6.3% (107)
Ian Happ 145 .241 (110) .357 (27) .417 (95) 2.9% (93) 22.5% (85) 14.6% (7)
Dansby Swanson 134 .251 (93) .333 (60) .425 (84) 3.5% (70) 24.2% (106) 10.5% (34)
Seiya Suzuki 124 .277 (28) .345 (38) .475 (40) 3.4% (79) 23.1% (91) 9.5% (56)

Diamondbacks Betting Records and Team Stats

The Diamondbacks have been chosen as underdogs in 82 games this year and have walked away with the win 37 times (45.1%) in those games. This year, Arizona has won 27 of 65 games when listed as at least +102 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 49.5% chance of walking away with the win. Arizona and their opponents have gone over in 65 of their 149 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Diamondbacks are 80-69-0 against the spread in their 149 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corbin Carroll 141 .281 (20) .359 (23) .509 (15) 4.1% (41) 19.8% (58) 9.1% (64)
Ketel Marte 138 .275 (32) .355 (31) .480 (30) 3.6% (61) 16.6% (29) 10.4% (38)
Christian Walker 145 .260 (79) .337 (54) .495 (21) 4.9% (24) 19.4% (53) 9.7% (48)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 133 .260 (79) .309 (116) .476 (38) 4.4% (34) 17.9% (39) 5.9% (114)
Tommy Pham 113 .265 (-) .335 (-) .470 (-) 3.7% (-) 22.2% (-) 9.4% (-)

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Cubs to emerge victorious (-122 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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