Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 9/17/23

Arizona Diamondbacks (77-72) vs Chicago Cubs (78-70)

Game Info: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Chase Field)

Ryne Nelson (7-8) (5.53) vs Jordan Wicks (3-0) (1.99)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks +108 / Chicago Cubs -118 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Chase Field. 

Wicks Looks for Another Good Start

On the mound for the Cubs will be Jordan Wicks who has been good this season sitting with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 1.99. In his last start against the Rockies, he went six innings giving up three hits and one run. The Cubs have won all four starts by Wicks so far. The Cubs are averaging 5.08 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.39 runs per game. Cody Bellinger has hit 25 home runs and driven in 90 RBIs. 

Diamondbacks Need Nelson to Step Up

On the mound for the Diamondbacks will be Ryne Nelson who sits with a 7-8 record and an ERA of 5.53. In his last start against the Mets he went 4.1  innings giving up seven hits and six runs. With so much on the line in this game, Nelson is going to need to be better here. The Diamondbacks are averaging 4.59 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.8 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the pitching si ranked 21st. 

Shane’s Free Pick

When Wicks starts, the Cubs have found success and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Diamondbacks bats are going to eally struggle to get any type of offense going here, and that is going to be the difference here as the Cubs are going to have no issue getting the job done. Back the Cubs on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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