Betting MLB online expectations may not have been met by the Cubs over the past few seasons but Chicago has their share of talent that can often make them a bargain value with the MLB lines.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night with a starting time of 9:40 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League matchup so be sure and open your account today for all of the action!
The scheduled probable starting pitchers are Ryan Dempster for the Cubs and Barry Enright for the Diamondbacks.
The Cubs began the season with a MLB baseball wagering record of 10-11 and were 4-5 on the road with 7 of their 9 away games going over the total. The Cubs ranked 17th in MLB for run production but their pitching staff was terrible and stood at 29th in the big leagues for earned run average.
Dempster was hammered to start the season as he had a record of 1-2 with a 7.63 earned run average. Alfonso Soriano was about the only power source on the Cubs as he had 6 home runs but a weak .244 batting average.
Arizona was 8-12 with the baseball odds to begin what is expected to be a year of rebuilding. The Diamondbacks were 4-5 at home and went under the total in just 3 out of their 9 home games.
Arizona had the worst staff earned run average in baseball and ranked 8th for offensive run production. Enright was 0-2 with a 6.65 ERA. Stephen Drew led the offense with a .344 average and 7 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 14 runs batted in and 10 runs scored.
Heading into this series the Cubs had won 8 of their last 9 games against Arizona with 16 out of the last 20 games between these two teams going over the total.
Heading into this series Arizona had been tough on the Cubs as a host with 12 payouts in their last 18 games at home against Chicago as the series went over the betting MLB online total in 8 straight games at Arizona.