Friday's contest features the Chicago Cubs (78-69) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-72) clashing at Chase Field in what should be a close matchup, with a projected 6-4 victory for the Cubs according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 9:40 PM ET on September 15.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Cubs will send Justin Steele (16-3) to the mound, while Brandon Pfaadt (1-8) will take the ball for the Diamondbacks.

Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 9:40 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Score Prediction

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

Total Prediction for Diamondbacks vs. Cubs

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Diamondbacks Performance Insights

  • In six games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Diamondbacks have a record of 3-3.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Arizona and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total three times.
  • Oddsmakers have not posted a runline in any of the Diamondbacks' past 10 matchups.
  • The Diamondbacks have been underdogs in 79 games this season and have come away with the win 36 times (45.6%) in those contests.
  • Arizona has a mark of 21-29 in contests where bookmakers favor it by +110 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Diamondbacks have a 47.6% chance of walking away with the win.
  • The offense for Arizona is the No. 14 offense in MLB, scoring 4.6 runs per game (679 total runs).
  • Diamondbacks pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.63 ERA this year, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

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Diamondbacks Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 10 @ Cubs L 5-2 Joe Mantiply vs Kyle Hendricks
September 11 @ Mets W 4-3 Zach Davies vs José Quintana
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 - Brandon Pfaadt vs Justin Steele
September 16 Cubs - Zach Davies vs Kyle Hendricks
September 17 Cubs - Ryne Nelson vs Jordan Wicks
September 19 Giants - Zac Gallen vs Kyle Harrison
September 20 Giants - Merrill Kelly vs Logan Webb
September 22 @ Yankees - TBA vs TBA