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(12-11) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (13-11)
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2017
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Hellickson vs. Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia +205 / Chicago -230
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Phillies got off to a fast start on Monday and rode us to a nice moneyline win in the opening game of the series in Chicago.
Now Philly comes back with Jeremy Hellickson, their Opening Day starter who has justified the honor so far in 2017.
Hellickson is 4-0 after the first month of his second season in Philadelphia. He’s got a 1.80 ERA mostly because opponents are hitting just 1.94 and he isn’t walking batters.
Hellickson hasn’t walked a batter since April 15 and has thrown ball four just three times all season. Instead of looking for the strikeout (11 in 30 innings), he’s pitching to contact and doing it effectively.
Chicago works plenty of walks so it’s best he attacks the zone with stuff that can induce weak contact. It’s worth a shot.
Jon Lester heads to the hill for Chicago, looking to even his record after suffering his first defeat of the season the last time against Pittsburgh.
Lester hadn’t factored into the decision of any of his four previous starts.
It’s been a bit of a struggle for Lester in the last two starts, giving up 10 earned runs between the two. Before that, Big Jon had been great, an even 1.00 ERA in his first three appearances.
He should get back onto track against the Phillies, whom he can overpower and outsmart, pitching to both sides of the plate.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in PHI last 9 games as an underdog.
- PHI are 5-17 in their last 22 road games.
- PHI are 3-7 in their last 10 Tue. games.
- Over is 9-1 in CHC last 10 games as a favorite.
- Over is 10-2 in CHC last 12 overall.
- Over is 10-2 in CHC last 12 on grass.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: the two starters let the bullpen decide this one.
Lester shouldn’t blink an eye against Philadelphia. He’s struggled in his last two and the Cubs have lost two in a row. This is the time he comes out and finds another level. But Hellickson won’t let things get away either.
This game should be close in the seventh and eighth innings when the bullpens take over.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies +205
I said I would be playing the Cubs for the last two games of the series after taking the dog on Monday. But for this price I can’t resist.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 2 – Chicago 4
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