Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-9) vs Chicago Cubs (10-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)

Brandon Pfaadt (1-0) (6.48) vs Jordan Wicks (0-2) (5.68)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -127 / Chicago Cubs +107 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cubs vs Diamondbacks prediction.

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs look to build on their 10-7 record before taking on the Marlins. The Cubs have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 6 games. The Cubs are 2-5 this season when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Seiya Suzuki leads the Cubs with 18 hits and 13 RBI, while Michael Busch and Ian Happ have combined for 32 hits and 20 RBI. Jordan Wicks gets the ball for the Cubs, and he is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Wicks’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks look to get above a .500 record before taking on the Giants, Cardinals, and Mariners. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Diamondbacks are 8-6 this season when scoring 4 or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 22 hits and 9 RBI, while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Christian Walker have combined for 38 hits and 31 RBI. Brandon Pfaadt gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, and he is 1-0 with a 6.48 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Pfaadt is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Diamondbacks' last six home games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Pfaadt has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ketel Marte has scored at least one run in 13 of his last 14 appearances with the Diamondbacks as home favorites against NL opponents.
  • Corbin Carroll has recorded at least one hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last 13 games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Alek Thomas has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Pavin Smith has recorded at least one total base in each of his 10 previous home appearances against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in each of his last three home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Corbin Carroll has recorded at least one Single in each of the Diamondbacks' last 12 games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Corbin Carroll ranks T4th in the league in Steals (7) this season.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one hit in each of the Cubs' last nine games against the Diamondbacks.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cubs' last nine games against the Diamondbacks.
  • Yan Gomes has hit a home run in two of his last three road appearances with the Cubs against NL opponents.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one total base in each of the Cubs' last nine games against the Diamondbacks.
  • Nico Hoerner has scored at least one run in each of his last six Wednesday day appearances.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Cubs' last four road games against the Diamondbacks.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (120).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank T3rd in the league for runs scored this season (103).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 1st in the league for triples this season (7).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 30th in the league for steals this season (2).

Cubs vs Diamondbacks prediction

Both the Cubs and Diamondbacks have capable offenses, and this is an ideal pitching matchup for fireworks. Jordan Wicks has allowed 16 hits and 8 earned runs in 12.2 innings, while walking 8. Wicks is a 1.89 WHIP, which isn't great to say the least. Brandon Pfaadt has allowed 20 hits and 12 runs through 16.2 innings. Both pitchers have had issues up to this point, and this doesn't feel like an ideal spot to turn things around. Give me the over in this quick turnaround series finale.

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

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