Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs Odds and Game Preview – Thursday, August 3rd

Cubs Look to Avenge Wednesday’s Online MLB Betting Loss

August 3, 2017 MLB Baseball

The online MLB betting season continues this Thursday with a total of 13 matchups for fans to wager on. Let’s take a look at Wednesday’s betting results, before looking over any favorable matchups this Thursday.

Wednesday’s Online MLB Betting Recap

Wednesday’s action was kicked off by the Detroit Tigers, who picked up an impressive 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. The Yankees have been trying to regain their lead atop the AL East, but yesterday’s stumble against Detroit set them back again.

The Red Sox did not get an opportunity to defend their lead, since their contest against the Cleveland Indians was postponed.

The Houston Astros suffered one of the biggest upsets of the day, conceding a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Houston’s lead atop the AL West remains unfazed however.

Baseball wagering sites were predicting a contentious match between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies. The result turned out to be a little different, with the Mets dropping 10-5 shocker on the Rockies.

The Arizona Diamondbacks avenged Tuesday’s startling defeat at the hands of the Cubs, shutting out Chicago 3-0.

The Cubs will face Arizona once again this Thursday. Let’s take a look at what the sportsbook odds have to say about this matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs – Thursday, August 3rd

When: 2:20 pm ET

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Series: Game 3 of 3-Game Series

TV: MLBN

Stream: MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:

Arizona Diamondbacks +115
Chicago Cubs -125

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks slither into this contest sporting a 61-46 record that ranks them as the second best team in the NL West, 14 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, Arizona owns a ½ game lead over third-place Colorado. The Diamondbacks have been absent from the postseason for the 4 years now, but have a chance to put an end to that drought in 2017.

Thursday’s online MLB betting matchup will be Game 3 of this series. So far, games 1 & 2 have been split, with the Cubs winning the first one defiantly 16-4 but Arizona bounced back in the second one 3-0. To help get a lead in the series, the Diamondbacks will be starting Zack Greinke this evening. Greinke is 13-4 on the season with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs crawl into this contest with a 57-49 record that places them 1st in the NL Central, 2 ½ games ahead of 2nd place Milwaukee. The Cubs have been hitting their stride in the second half of the online MLB betting season, suffering just three losses since the second half kicked off. Chicago is hell-bent on making the postseason this year, to try and win another World Series title.

To finish out the series on a high note, the Cubs will be sending Jose Quintana to the mound Thursday evening. Quintana is 6-9 on the season with a 4.16 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. Quintana’s stats pale in comparison this counterpart, making a bet against Chicago that much more alluring.

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