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(39-16) Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-29)
Date: Monday June 6, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs Adam Morgan
MLB Moneyline Odds: -234
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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It feels like the Cubs just lost their first game in a month last night. Although it’s not exactly true, the squad has been rolling all year, sitting in first in their division by 10 games and setting historic run differentials in the process.
The Cubs boast the deepest lineup in baseball, with quality young players like Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and even Tommy La Stella as bench or part time options.
They have built a team by building through the draft, mostly position players, and then signing quality pitchers and making exceptional finds such as snagging Jake Arrieta from Baltimore, who has become one of the best chuckers in the game.
Taking the hill today is one of the big free agent pitcher signees the Cubs invested in, when they offered Jon Lester a big deal in 2014 to lure him away from the Red Sox.
This was money wisely invested, as he owns a 6-3 record with 63K and a 2.29 ERA on the year.
Adam Morgan will be the southpaw counterpart in the LHP starters duel, granted he is nowhere near the same stratosphere as Lester. Morgan owns a 7.07 ERA on the year and a 1-4 record despite the Phillies exceeding expectations thus far.
He will face a tough test against the Cubs, who 3rd in the MLB in runs with 297.
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The Phillies’ lineup has produced much more than expected this season, as the consensus was they would be a bottom feeder and in the mix for the #1 overall draft pick. Odubel Herrera has put together a great season so far, hitting .317 (which leads the team) with 5 HR and 7 SB.
Maikel Franco now has tallied 10 homers and 31 RBI on the year to lead the team and appears to be a good building block for the young Phillies.
- Chicago is 17-8 on the road
- the Cubs are 8-2 in their last 10 games
- Lester is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 7 career starts vs Philly
- Philly is 15-14 at home this year
- The Phillies are 2-8 in their past 10
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Lester should dominant the lowly Phillies’ lineup, who have hit just .226 against lefties this season. On the other side, the Cubs have hit .251 and 20 HR against LHP and face a starter who has struggled on the year.
I’ll take Lester and the Cubs by the Run Line here at -141.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8-3
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