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Bet on Cubs vs Diamondbacks Opener to Land Under Total

When the MLB schedule was released, not many who bet online would have predicted that the Chicago Cubs would have a better record than the reigning National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks heading into the first series of the season between the teams. The MLB latest lines list the host Diamondbacks as the favorite to win their third win in a row and end the two-game winning streak for the Cubs.

Arizona won six of the seven games against the Cubs last season. Five of those matchups went under the MLB against the spread picks. The Cubs have won four of their last five series in Arizona.

Bet on Cubs vs Diamondbacks Opener to Land Under Total
Bet on Cubs vs Diamondbacks Opener to Land Under Total

The MLB betting lines list the Diamondbacks with +145 odds to cover the run line. The Cubs are the underdog for the first time in the last six meetings with the Diamondbacks with -165 odds to cover the 1½ run line.

When looking at MLB futures odds, the Cubs and the Diamondbacks are tied for 11th at +3500 in the odds of winning the World Series.


Cubs vs Diamondbacks Game Information

  • Game: Cubs (9-6) vs Diamondbacks (8-8)
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
  • Cubs vs Diamondbacks Live Stream: MLB.tv


Ben Brown’s career got off to a shaky start as he allowed five hits and six runs in 1⅔ innings in his MLB debut. Brown has allowed six hits and one run with 10 strikeouts in 8⅔ Innings in his last two appearances for the Cubs as he prepares to make his second start.

Merrill Kelly is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA for the Diamondbacks after scattering six hits and allowing two runs in six innings against Colorado the last time out. Kelly allowed four hits and one run in 5⅔ innings the last time he faced the Cubs.

Arizona is 6-2 outright as a home favorite with the Diamondbacks covering in each of those victories. The Cubs are 3-5 as a road underdog but 5-3 ATS in those matchups.


Arizona is priced at -140 to win the game outright while the Cubs are +124 in our MLB betting lines.

The Cubs and Diamondbacks meet on Monday, April 15, at Chase Field in Phoenix. You can watch the game on the Arizona Diamondbacks Network and Marquee Sports Network.


Cubs vs Diamondbacks Odds and Spreads


  • Five of the last seven games between the Cubs and the Diamondbacks went under the total.
  • The Diamondbacks are 7-3 as a favorite this season.
  • The Cubs are just 5-6 as the underdog.
  • The Cubs have covered in six of their nine road games.
  • Chicago is 8-5 this season against a right-handed starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone under in four of the last five games for the Cubs.
  • Four of Arizona’s last five games finished under the Las Vegas odds total.
  • Five of the Diamondbacks’ last seven games against National League teams went under the total.


Cubs vs Diamondbacks Over/Under Pick: Under 8½ (Ev)

Six of the last eight games for the Cubs against National League teams went over the total. That is something to consider for MLB over/under predictions.

With the way that Kelly has been pitching in the early portion of the season, going with this game to finish under the 8½-run total could be the best way to proceed considering that the Cubs have scored 11 runs in the last four games.



Cubs vs Diamondbacks ATS Pick: Diamondbacks -1½ (+145)

Arizona has won seven of the last eight games against National League Central Division teams while the Cubs are just 5-15 in their last 20 road games.

Since being swept by the Atlanta Braves, the Diamondbacks are 4-2, with three of those four wins by at least two runs

When looking at the latest MLB news and rumors, infielder Patrick Wisdom joins pitchers Julian Merryweather, Justin Steele, and Jameson Taillon on the injured list for the Cubs.

Infielder Geraldo Perdomo, outfielder Alek Thomas and pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez and Paul Sewald are on the injured list for the Diamondbacks.



Cubs vs Diamondbacks Player Prop Pick: Corbin Carroll to have 2+ Hits (+183)

After opening the season 5-for-26, reigning National League Rookie of the Year Corbin Carroll is slowly starting to raise his batting average. He is second on the Diamondbacks with seven hits and four runs over the last six games. Carroll is priced at +183 to record his third multi-hit effort over the last seven games in your player prop bets.



Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction

Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 2



Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better ATS record coming into the matchup between the Cubs and the Diamondbacks?

The Cubs are 10-5 against the spread with the Diamondbacks posting a 10-6 ATS mark this season.

What is a good player prop option for the Chicago Cubs?

Michael Busch has home runs in four straight games and is 7-for-14 with five extra-base hits in that stretch so take a look at the +500 odds for Busch to hit a home run and +154 odds to have at least two extra bases.

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