Free MLB Pick: Phillies vs Cubs Odds
Looking for Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs free plays? MLB betting sees the Phillies taking on the Cubs on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. Jake Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -230, Phillies +197
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Philly offense has been better than expected this season and that is with Maikel Franco hitting a lowly .207. The positive is that his few hits have been knocking in runs and he has cut down on strikeouts.
Eventually his average will tick up and he will hit a few more bombs. Cesar Hernandez is off to a hot start hitting .337.
He might eclipse his numbers from last year by the All-Star break.
In five starts Jerad Eickhoff has given up more than 3ER just once, which means he is keeping his team in the game.
He has yet to win a game but that is bound to come and there is probably going to be a lot more value with him before he starts winning than after.
The Philly offense is so much better this season he will definitely get his chances.
The Cubs are not playing like defending champs but they are not scrubs either. A lot of the advanced metrics people predicted a drop off as the Cubs defense couldn’t possibly be as good as it was a year ago.
Some of that has come to fruition. They should still win the division easily though.
Jake Arrieta has not looked great. He is 3-1 with a 34/8 ration but his ERA is up and he is on pace to yield way more homers than we have seen during his elite run over the last couple of seasons.
His velocity appears to be down too which is often a sign of injury.
The Cubs are 3-2 in his starts this season and they are always heavily favoured.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in PHI last 8 road games.
- PHI are 6-17 in their last 23 road games.
- PHI are 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
- Over is 11-2 in CHC last 13 overall.
- Over is 11-2 in CHC last 13 on grass.
- CHC are 13-4 in their last 17 Wed. games.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This is a great spot to fade Arrieta. Eickhoff can keep the Cubs hitters at bay and you are getting tremendous value.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Philadelphia +197
In the moneyline sports you have to pounce on opportunities like this. It is hard to predict absolutely but it definitely look like the Cubs are overvalued here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 – Chicago 4
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