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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 4/16/24 MLB Betting Picks

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 4/16/24 – In the upcoming MLB matchup, the Chicago Cubs (7-6) will face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8) on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. As the Cubs look to build on a slightly positive start to the season, the Diamondbacks aim to even out their record. Both teams will converge at Chase Field at 9:40 PM ET, presenting a fascinating contest for followers of free baseball picks and betting enthusiasts alike.

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 4/16/24

When:Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 9:40 PM ET
Where:Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 4/16/24

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-1.5 +118
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The specifics of the betting odds are yet to be declared, but considering the close records and performance metrics of both teams, this game could offer tight lines and intriguing betting opportunities.

Kyle Hendricks (0-2, 12.08 ERA) vs. Tommy Henry (0-1, 5.79 ERA)

Kyle Hendricks, in a nutshell, has only had a rough beginning and his ERA sitting over 12.00 by the third inning. The stats may show Hendricks’ experience but he had been vulnerable this season particularly when he put up a WHIP of 2.37, which describes that the hitters could easily hit off him. It seems he had no control over the ball, or otherwise he would not have yielded 26 hits and 5 home runs over such a small distance (12.2 innings). The Cubs will seek that Hendricks displays his full potential and transform his current inconsistencies into stable results which will give them a win.

However, Tommy Henry with a higher ERA of 5.79 contributes to the less horrifying of the task, but still poses the struggle specifically in the WHIP of 1.64. Despite this, Henry is still working hard to strike out batters, having 15 Ks out of 14 innings. The heart of his talent lies in his knack for getting strikeouts and that is critical in neutralizing the Cubs’ vaunted batting order. Henry’s strikeout rate will be scrutinized and limited free passes and hits to bring his ERA down lower.

Analyzing the Cubs’ Offensive Power

The Cubs have had a batting average above the mark of .245 and are at .406 slugging percentage, a better show than most teams with whom they could face. Their OBP of .343 in which bases are run with a disciple at the plate is a proof of the challenge that the young pitcher will have thrown to him who has not been doing well with his control. If the Cubs take advantage of this situation they might salvage something from it and make this game more competitive, but they should be aware of this.

Diamondbacks’ Hitting Efficiency

In this direction, Arizona, otherwise, has a satisfactory batting average of .265 and a slugging percentage of .411 as shown by their potential to score a run. They however have also been batting outside the home more than the Cubs, which might cause inconvenience to Hendricks whose vulnerability to away-runs this season might also emerge as the decisive factor.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Cubs are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cubs are 4-3 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Cubs’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Cubs’ 6 last games at home

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends

Diamondbacks are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
Arizona Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
Diamondbacks are 3-3 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Diamondbacks’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 5 of Diamondbacks’ 8 last games at home

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Picks

This game presents a closely matched scenario with both teams looking to shift their season’s momentum. Considering the pitching struggles on both sides, the game could see a higher number of runs scored. Betting the over might be a sensible choice if the line is set reasonably.

Given the current form and statistics, the Diamondbacks might hold a slight edge due to their better offensive stats and Henry’s ability to generate strikeouts, which could be crucial against the Cubs’ hitters. For those looking at top online sportsbook offerings, exploring prop bets on strikeouts or total bases could add value.

Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4.