Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
Cubs Jordan Weekes starts against Arizona’s Ryne Nelson. Arizona leads the season series 5-1. Both teams have postseason aspirations while sitting near the top of the wild card standings. With the Cubs listed as road favorites and their total sitting at nine runs, what’s the best bet for this ESPN Sunday Night Baseball matchup?
Chances of playing and betting
911 Chicago Cubs (-118) vs. 912 Arizona Diamondbacks (-102); o/u 9
7:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 17, 2023
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
General MLB betting information
At the time of The Spread’s writing General MLB betting The page shows that 51% of all money bets were placed on the Cubs.
Jordan Weeks He has won three of his four games this season. Entering tonight, he has a 1.99 ERA and fifteen strikeouts.
Ryan Nelson He has played one game against the Cubs this year. In that game, he went 5.2 innings, allowing two hits and one earned run. He finished with two walks and three strikeouts.
MLB betting Trends
That total has been increased in 29 of the Diamondbacks’ last 74 home games
The Diamondbacks are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
The Cubs are 33-40 in their road games against the spread
Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread
MLB betting predictions:
The last two games of these teams were the only games of this season in which their total was more than eight runs. Couple that with the wildly tense race, I expect the runs to be slower. If the Cubs have an answer for two straight losses, the mound will be built. Bet below and wait for another close game.
Sunday Night Baseball Prediction: Cubs/Mountains Under 9 Diamondbacks