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Cubs Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/25/2021

Robinson Chirinos leads the Chicago Cubs (48-50) into a contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks (30-69) following his two-home run showing in an 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks. The Cubs are moneyline favorites (-180) for this game against the underdog Diamondbacks (+155), which begins at 2:20 PM ET on Sunday. Trevor Williams starts for Chicago while Arizona will counter with Caleb Smith.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 24, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cubs vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Williams (CHC) Pitcher Smith (ARI)
3 – 2 W/L 3 – 6
52.1 IP 78.0
5.68 ERA 4.38
1.620 WHIP 1.310
9.5 K/9 10.2
3.8 BB/9 4.2

Cubs Probable Starter Trevor Williams

  • Williams gets the start for the Cubs, his 12th of the season. He is 3-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the Cardinals, when he went five innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • He will match up with a Diamondbacks squad that is batting .235 as a unit (20th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .379 (27th in the league) with 89 total home runs (29th in MLB play).
  • The Cubs are 5-2 in Williams’ seven starts this season with Chicago as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2021 at 6:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Williams

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Peralta 13 .308 4 1 4 .357 1.126
Josh VanMeter 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .625
Nick Ahmed 7 .143 1 1 1 .143 .714
Eduardo Escobar 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.400
Christian Walker 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Asdrúbal Cabrera 3 .000 0 0 1 .200 .200
Josh Reddick 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Kole Calhoun 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Caleb Smith

  • Smith (3-6) will take to the mound for the Diamondbacks and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Pirates.
  • The Cubs have scored 413 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They are batting .226 for the campaign with 122 home runs, 11th in the league.
  • His team has been victorious in 17.4% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 4-19.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2021 at 6:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Smith

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Kris Bryant 6 .500 3 1 1 .500 2.000
Anthony Rizzo 4 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Javier Báez 4 .250 1 0 1 .200 .450
Jason Heyward 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Duffy 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs in home games while scoring 3.6 per game away from Wrigley Field.
  • The Cubs rank 20th in runs scored with 413, 4.2 per game.
  • The Cubs have been the moneyline favorite 51 total times this season. They’ve gone 30-21 in those games.
  • Chicago is 5-1 (winning 83.3% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -180 or shorter.
  • Chicago has played in 98 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 40 times (40-54-4).
  • Chicago was the moneyline favorite for seven of its last 10 games, and finished 4-3 in those matchups.

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Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have scored 414 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 185 runs (3.7 per game) while pushing across 229 total at home, an average of 4.7 per contest.
  • This season, the Diamondbacks have been the underdog 81 times and won 20, or 24.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Arizona has won four of its 28 games, or 14.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least +155 on the moneyline.
  • Arizona and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 52 of their 98 opportunities.
  • Arizona has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 2-5 in those contests.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Kris Bryant is hitting .262 with 19 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Bryant is not among league batting leaders in MLB among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Javier Baez’s 22 home runs and 64 RBI are both team-highs.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Baez’s 22 HR rank 11th, and his 64 RBI rank 13th.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 322 .248 48 22 64 .292 .786
Kris Bryant 309 .262 54 16 48 .348 .833
Anthony Rizzo 303 .241 37 11 35 .338 .757
Willson Contreras 290 .238 38 14 33 .346 .770
Ian Happ 249 .177 27 9 25 .288 .605
Jason Heyward 226 .204 27 6 19 .283 .624
Patrick Wisdom 141 .262 26 14 25 .311 .900
Nico Hoerner 119 .311 13 0 13 .366 .744
Jake Marisnick 119 .218 17 5 22 .291 .728
Matt Duffy 93 .269 17 1 12 .373 .717

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Pavin Smith is batting .269 with nine home runs and 31 RBI for Arizona this season.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Pavin Smith ranks outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP.
  • Eduardo Escobar leads Arizona in home runs with 22 and runs batted in with 65.
  • Escobar ranks 11th in HR (22), and 11th in RBI (65) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 359 .248 50 22 65 .298 .783
Pavin Smith 335 .269 45 9 31 .326 .750
David Peralta 320 .256 34 4 43 .324 .724
Nick Ahmed 276 .225 28 2 20 .287 .613
Christian Walker 220 .232 28 4 22 .292 .642
Asdrúbal Cabrera 192 .240 25 5 28 .329 .714
Josh Reddick 140 .271 14 1 19 .299 .670
Josh VanMeter 130 .200 14 3 17 .295 .649
Daulton Varsho 101 .188 14 3 12 .293 .620
Kole Calhoun 76 .224 7 2 7 .280 .622

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