Sunday's contest that pits the Arizona Diamondbacks (78-72) versus the Chicago Cubs (78-71) at Chase Field has a good chance to be a competitive matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 6-4 in favor of the Diamondbacks. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on September 17.

The Cubs will give the nod to Jordan Wicks (3-0, 1.99 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Diamondbacks will counter with Ryne Nelson (7-8, 5.53 ERA).

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 5.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Cubs Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, the Cubs have a record of 3-6.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Chicago and its opponents are 2-8-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • The Cubs have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • This season, the Cubs have won 47 out of the 83 games, or 56.6%, in which they've been favored.
  • Chicago has a record of 47-36, a 56.6% win rate, when favored by -115 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The sportsbooks' moneyline implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking seventh with 747 total runs this season.
  • The Cubs have a 4.12 team ERA that ranks 14th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Diamondbacks Performance Insights

  • The Diamondbacks have played as the underdog in eight of their past 10 games and have gone 5-3 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Arizona and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on four occasions.
  • Oddsmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Diamondbacks' past 10 games.
  • The Diamondbacks have been underdogs in 81 games this season and have come away with the win 38 times (46.9%) in those contests.
  • This season, Arizona has come away with a win 32 times in 73 chances when named as an underdog of at least -105 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 51.2% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Arizona scores the 13th-most runs in baseball (692 total, 4.6 per game).
  • The Diamondbacks have the 22nd-ranked ERA (4.60) in the majors this season.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 11 @ Rockies W 5-4 Jordan Wicks vs Kyle Freeland
September 12 @ Rockies L 6-4 Javier Assad vs Chris Flexen
September 13 @ Rockies L 7-3 Jameson Taillon vs Ty Blach
September 15 @ Diamondbacks L 6-4 Justin Steele vs Brandon Pfaadt
September 16 @ Diamondbacks L 7-6 Kyle Hendricks vs Zach Davies
September 17 @ Diamondbacks - Jordan Wicks vs Ryne Nelson
September 19 Pirates - Javier Assad vs TBA
September 20 Pirates - Jameson Taillon vs Mitch Keller
September 21 Pirates - Justin Steele vs Johan Oviedo
September 22 Rockies - Kyle Hendricks vs Peter Lambert
September 23 Rockies - Jordan Wicks vs Kyle Freeland

Diamondbacks Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 12 @ Mets L 7-4 Ryne Nelson vs Jose Butto
September 13 @ Mets L 7-1 Zac Gallen vs Joey Lucchesi
September 14 @ Mets L 11-1 Merrill Kelly vs Kodai Senga
September 15 Cubs W 6-4 Brandon Pfaadt vs Justin Steele
September 16 Cubs W 7-6 Zach Davies vs Kyle Hendricks
September 17 Cubs - Ryne Nelson vs Jordan Wicks
September 19 Giants - Zac Gallen vs Alex Cobb
September 20 Giants - Merrill Kelly vs Logan Webb
September 22 @ Yankees - Brandon Pfaadt vs TBA
September 23 @ Yankees - Zach Davies vs Carlos Rodón
September 24 @ Yankees - Ryne Nelson vs Clarke Schmidt