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2019 MLB Season
(64-54) Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies (60-58)
Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Aaron Nola
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -105/ Phillies -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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The Chicago Cubs are likely in for a super tight NL Central division race down the stretch as they currently only lead the Cardinals by 2 games and the Brewers by 2.5. The Cubs have been great as of late going 7-3 in their last 10 and look to continue that form midweek against the Phillies. The Cubs will be in good hands here when they send Cole Hamels (6-3, 3.09 ERA) to the hill who is having another outstanding season.
This will be Hamels first start at Citizens Bank Park since he pitched for Philadelphia in 2015. He will be looking for a bounce-back in this one as in his last start he gave up 5 runs in 3 innings on Thursday against the Reds. All the stats do point to that start being a fluke as he had a 1.07 ERA in his 7 starts before that last outing.
The Phillies are essentially dead in the NL East but still are well within reach of a Wild Card birth as they only sit 2 games behind the NL Wild Card leaders. They do, however, need to turn their recent performances around as they have only won 3 of their last 10 contests. In this critical game the Phillies send out Aaron Nola (10-3, 3.67 ERA) who is also having an outstanding season.
Aaron Nola is not coming off his best performance where he went 5 innings, giving up 3 runs and 7 hits in a losing effort to the Giants. He also does not have the best record against the Cubs as he has had 4 starts and gone 2-1 with a 5.11 ERA. One thing Nola does have going for him in this spot is his home road splits as they are significantly better at home as opposed to the road.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cubs are 9-2 in Hamels’ last 11 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Phillies are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
I know Nola is having a great season and this one is at Citizens Bank Park where Nola has been solid. However, Hamels is still better and I can imagine him being highly motivated in this spot coming off a bad outing and this being his first game back for his former team.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs ML
Love this price here at -105. Take the Cubs on the road on the moneyline at -105.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 5 – Phillies 3
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