Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs 9/7/2023 – Baseball fans, get ready for an exciting matchup as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Chicago Cubs at the iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, September 7th, 2023. In this article, we’ll dive into the key stats and baseball betting insights for both teams, helping you make informed choices in the world of MLB betting.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs 9/7/2023
|When:||Thursday, September 7, 7:40 PM ET|
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— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 6, 2023
The Arizona Diamondbacks enter this game with a record of 71-66, showing their competitiveness this season. On the road, they’ve posted a respectable 34-33 record, and they come with a team batting average of .270, 646 runs scored, and 1175 hits. Leading their batting charge is Christian Walker, boasting a .278 batting average, 90 RBIs, and 30 home runs.
On the pitching front, the Diamondbacks have recorded a 4.57 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP, along with 1153 strikeouts. Slade Cecconi will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks in this game, with a 0-1 record, a 4.44 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts through 24 innings pitched.
The Diamondbacks are in a challenging position, having lost six of their last nine games and trailing by 0.5 games in the NL wild card race. Their pitching staff ranks 22nd in ERA (4.63), 19th in WHIP (1.34), and 12th in quality starts (52). Offensively, they rank 13th in runs per game (4.69),
In addition to their recent struggles and the competitive wild card race, the Arizona Diamondbacks face several challenges going into this matchup. Their pitching staff, while capable, ranks 22nd in ERA (4.63), indicating room for improvement in terms of keeping opposing teams at bay. Their WHIP stands at 1.34, which, while not alarming, highlights the need for tighter control on the mound. On a positive note, they’ve recorded 52 quality starts, showcasing their potential to deliver strong pitching performances when needed.
Diamondbacks’ Offense and Ryne Nelson’s Pitching Key in Matchup Against Cubs
Offensively, the Diamondbacks rank 13th in runs per game (4.69), which suggests that their lineup has the ability to generate scoring opportunities. Their batting average of .253, while solid, leaves room for improvement, especially against a Cubs pitching staff that ranks favorably.
Key players for the Diamondbacks include Ketel Marte, who leads the team with 138 hits and 70 RBIs, and Christian Walker, whose .278 batting average, 90 RBIs, and 30 home runs have been instrumental in the team’s offensive production. Young talents like Corbin Carroll also add depth to their lineup.
Ryne Nelson is tasked with taking the mound for the Diamondbacks in this game. While he holds a 6-7 record, his 5.47 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season reflect a pitcher with potential but also a need for consistency. This game against the Cubs presents a challenge that Nelson must rise to, especially considering the competitive nature of the NL wild card race.
Players to watch: Christian Walker 1B (GP 136, AB 502, R 74, H 137, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 30, RBI 91, TB 263, BB 56, SO 109, SB 8, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.349, SLG 0.524, OPS 0.872, WAR 4.2, Ketel Marte 2B (GP 131, AB 501, R 84, H 138, 2B 24, 3B 8, HR 21, RBI 70, TB 241, BB 60, SO 95, SB 6, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.481, OPS 0.837, WAR 4.2
The Chicago Cubs, with a season record of 75-64, have a slight edge in this matchup. At home, they’ve performed impressively, with a 39-31 record. Their team batting average stands at .252, accompanied by 708 runs scored, 1197 hits, and 168 home runs. Cody Belinger leads the Cubs in homers with 23 and has contributed 84 RBIs.
Pitching-wise, the Cubs have maintained a 4.08 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and have tallied 1167 strikeouts. Javier Assad is the designated starting pitcher for the Cubs, boasting a 2.68 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 67 strikeouts over 87.0 innings pitched.
Considering the home-field advantage and the Cubs’ superior pitching performance, they hold the upper hand in this matchup. Our best bet for this game is on the Chicago Cubs with a line of -175.
Chicago Cubs Riding High with Four-Game Streak: Pitching and Offense in Sync
On the other side, the Chicago Cubs enter this matchup with a four-game winning streak, indicating that they’re in good form. They’re also closely trailing in the NL Central race by 1.5 games. The Cubs’ pitching staff ranks 14th in ERA (4.07) and 13th in WHIP (1.27), showcasing their ability to keep games within reach. Notably, they’ve delivered 63 quality starts, emphasizing their starting rotation’s reliability.
Offensively, the Cubs rank 6th in runs per game (5.11), suggesting a potent lineup capable of producing runs consistently. Their batting average of .254 and their 14th-place ranking in home runs (170) underline their ability to hit for both power and average.
Key players for the Cubs include Nico Hoerner, who leads the team with 151 hits and 62 RBIs, and Cody Bellinger and Ian Happ, who have combined for 257 hits and 158 RBIs. Javier Assad will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs, boasting a 3-2 record, a 2.69 ERA, and 67 strikeouts this season.
Players to watch: Nico Hoerner 2B (GP 130, AB 542, R 86, H 151, 2B 25, 3B 4, HR 9, RBI 62, TB 211, BB 40, SO 78, SB 36, AVG 0.279, OBP 0.339, SLG 0.389, OPS 0.728, WAR 4.7, Ian Happ LF (GP 137, AB 498, R 75, H 123, 2B 30, 3B 4, HR 17, RBI 72, TB 212, BB 88, SO 135, SB 13, AVG 0.247, OBP 0.363, SLG 0.426, OPS 0.789, WAR 2.7
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Arizona are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games on the road.
Arizona are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.
Arizona are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona’s last 9 games played in September.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’ last 10 games.
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’ last 9 games against Arizona.
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’ last 11 games against an opponent in the National League.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
As both teams enter Wrigley Field for this pivotal matchup, the stakes are high. The Diamondbacks seek to rebound from recent setbacks and stay in the NL wild card race, while the Cubs aim to maintain their momentum and narrow the gap in the NL Central. With talented players on both sides and the unpredictability of baseball, this game promises excitement and drama for fans of all stripes. Stay tuned for what is sure to be an intriguing battle on the diamond. Take the Cubs to win this game at home and cover the spread with the baseball betting lines on their side.
Score Prediction: Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 3.