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MLB Betting Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 4/16/2024

Chicago Cubs (7-6) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8)

As the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks face off Tuesday at Chase Field, the stakes are as exciting as playing at any best online casino. With 7-6 standing against 6-8 Arizona, and set for broadcast at 9:40 PM ET via MLBN this game promises to be tightly-contested match that should provide plenty of entertainment value and betting action for fans and bettors alike.

The Cubs come into this matchup boasting a solid batting average and on-base percentage, showing their ability to get players on base. Their offense has produced 75 runs so far with 14 homers hitting so far; yet their pitching staff holds an ERA of 4.75; suggesting some vulnerability on the mound and showing in their recent results: they hold a 2-3 record against the spread over these last five contests.

On the other side of things, the Diamondbacks boast a higher batting average at.265, surpassing even their rival Cubs with 80 runs and 16 homers scored. Their slugging percentage stands at.411 which shows their capacity for power hitting and extra bases; yet similar to Cubs have struggles in pitching; having recorded 4.25 ERA but an inconsistent recent form (2-2 record in last five games against spread indicating difficulties meeting expectations.)


Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game Info

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 9:40 PM ET
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Stream: MLB.TV


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

Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs has had an inauspicious start to 2024 season, featuring an unexpectedly high ERA of 12.08 over 12.2 innings pitched. This stark departure from his usual levels indicates issues with pitch control and susceptibility to long balls; evidenced by five home runs allowed thus far and his high WHIP of 2.37; which also indicate issues keeping batters off base – something Hendricks must address to return to form; his experience and track record suggest potential improvements, yet current form could prove detrimental against hitters like Diamondbacks batters who possess potency against Hendricks’ talent;

Tommy Henry of the Arizona Diamondbacks also seeks his inaugural win this season and comes into this matchup with an average 5.79 ERA over 14 innings pitched so far. While his 1.64 WHIP and seven walks indicate some issues with command and control which could be exploited by Cubs batters; nevertheless his 15 strikeout rate indicates his ability to retire batters efficiently when finding his rhythm; maintaining consistency throughout each innings will be key as will managing pressure when facing high stakes situations.

Hendricks and Henry will set the scene for what could become a high-scoring game if both pitchers do not adjust effectively to one another’s pitches and adjust effectively in response to hits/homer runs/walks allowed, potentially through adjusted pitch selection/placement; on Henry’s part he must focus on increasing control to limit walks/cubs chances to build momentum; both are at pivotal points early in their seasons’ performance may provide insight to future development of each.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Betting odds haven’t yet been finalized; early predictions lean slightly in favor of the Cubs due to their balanced approach and stronger track record in recent games. With both sides’ showing inconsistency in recent outings, bettors must keep an eye on updated odds as well as lineup updates before placing bets.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

The Cubs have gone 4-3 against the spread when playing away from home against the spread, showing their competence away from home. Three out of their last five totals went over, suggesting their games tend to feature higher run totals which may impact betting on over/under lines.


Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends

The Diamondbacks have struggled more dramatically against the spread, going just 1-4 in their last five games against it and failing to cover in five out of eight home games at Chase Field this season – games which tend to feature high scoring action similar to Cubs games.


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

Based on recent stats and performance trends, this game could turn out to be high scoring affair, making the OVER an attractive bet. Both teams possessing offensive power but with significant pitching weaknesses.

As for who wins this matchup, while the Diamondbacks possess home field advantage, their slightly better consistency and performance on the road could give the Cubs an edge as an advantageous pick. Baseball free picks may want to consider picking them against any future spread lines set closer to game day for cover bets.


Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 5.

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