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(11-11) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (13-10)
Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Velasquez vs. Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia +155 / Chicago -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak came to a hault in Los Angeles, where the Phillies didn’t meet Clayton Kershaw face-to-face but did find a pretty good Dodgers team.
The Phils move on to Chicago to face another pretty good team that might be a little sleepy after Sunday Night Baseball on the East Coast.
Vince Velasquez has done things a little differently in his last two outings. They’ve been his two best starts of the season (6 innings, 3 earned and 6.1 innings, 3 earned) but he hasn’t been striking guys out.
He has 5 walks and 5 strikeouts in those two starts, combined. This is following 17 K’s in his first two starts.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs used some days off to push Brett Anderson back a day and let Kyle Hendricks go Sunday night on his usual four days of rest.
As is the story with Anderson, he’s pitching well. His numbers are a little thrown because 6 earned runs he gave up in less than 4 innings against Milwaukee but he’s allowed just two runs in his other three starts.
He threw a season-high 100 pitches in his last start against Pittsburgh. Joe Maddon appears to be making a concerted effort to keep his left-hander healthy.
Like Cleveland in the American League, the Cubs haven’t played great to start 2017 but still find themselves atop their division.
This will be the start of a seven-game homestand for the Cubs, who are about to start putting some distance between themselves and whatever team will take second place in the NL Central.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in PHI last 8 games as an underdog.
- PHI are 5-16 in their last 21 road games.
- PHI are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- Over is 10-1 in CHC last 11 overall.
- Over is 10-1 in CHC last 11 on grass.
- Over is 9-1 in CHC last 10 games as a favorite.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Philadelphia may just steal one to start the series.
I’ll more than likely be taking Chicago in the two games to follow but they could be a little sleepy for this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies +155
The price on Anderson is just too big, especially given the spot. This road trip is an early season gut check for Philly and it needs every win it can get.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 – Chicago 3
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