Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Phillies Odds
Looking for Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Cubs taking on the Phillies on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Cubs Phillies free pick.
2021 MLB Handicapping
(65-79) Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies (72-71)
Date: Tuesday, September 14th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA
Projected Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Kyle Gibson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +170 | Phillies -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 (-105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Cubs had put some nice wins together after finally getting acclimated to all the new faces coming in at the trade deadline. Chicago won 8 of 9, but was then humiliated in getting swept by the Giants over the weekend by a combined score of 27-10.
The Phillies would gladly take Chicago still being deflated, as Philadelphia is trying to make up a 4-1/2 game deficit in the NL East but more importantly the 2.5 games they are trying to make up in the NL wild card race. Philly is a big -210 favorite to get Tuesday’s W.
Chicago had some momentum going but were absolutely smacked around in Kris Bryant’s return to Wrigley Field with the Giants over the weekend. The Cubs had just 2 hits on Friday, lost by 11 on Saturday, and never looked scared despite winning just 6-5 on Sunday.
The rough weekend against San Francisco came in the Windy City, and now Chicago has to take a trip to Philadelphia after an off day to regroup their thoughts. Going on the road isn’t great for the Cubs, who are 26-43 away from Wrigley Field this season. The Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 after an off day though, but have also won 5 of their last 7 road games.
Chicago has some hot bats that could easily lead them to a win on Tuesday as +170 ‘dogs. Frank Schwindel continues his tear going 6 for his last 12 while Ian Happ has a HR in 4 of his last 6 games.
The Cubs have a chance to put up some runs in this game that has a 9 run betting total, but it’s up to Adrian Sampson (0-2, 2.20 ERA) as to whether Chicago can pull off the win. Don’t expect a lengthy outing from Sampson making just his 3rd start of the year, likely turning things over to the bullpen by the 4th inning.
Philadelphia needs to look no further than what the Giants did over the weekend to get confidence for Tuesday night’s contest with the Cubs. The Phillies need not only the series opener, but are in desperate yearning for a sweep after falling in 5 of their last 6 games.
The Phillies have picked an inopportune time to have a meltdown, losing 3 of 4 over the weekend to a Rockies team that is the 3rd worst road teams in baseball. This high powered offense has been held to 3 runs or less in 4 of their last 6 games, yet are still within 2.5 games of the 2nd wild card spot.
Philly should be able to get some offense going against the part-time starter Sampson, so it will rely on Kyle Gibson (10-6, 3.38 ERA) to keep the Cubs at bay. That is what has Philadelphia -210 backers worried, as Gibson has an 8 ER allowed inning already in September over just two starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 5-1 last 6 road games vs. RH starter
- Cubs are 5-2 last 7 road games
- Cubs are 6-25 last 31 vs. team with a winning record
- Phillies are 3-7 last 10 during game 1 of a series
- Phillies are 1-5 last 6 overall
- Phillies are 7-1 last 8 head to head meetings
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
There’s no way Philly should be priced at -210 in this one. Granted the Phillies have a solid pitching matchup against Sampson and then the Cubs bullpen, but Gibson isn’t overly reliable on the mound for Joe Girardi’s team either. Ultimately the Cubs just have to be the play here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs +170
Chicago had a bad weekend, but the Giants are really, really good and do that to a lot of teams.
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