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(12-13) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (14-12)
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Eflin vs. Lackey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia +180 / Chicago -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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Zach Eflin looks like a good one for these young Phillies.
The second year pitcher has made three starts so far in 2017 and, while he is yet to earn a decision, he has posted some impressive numbers – a 1.89 ERA with a 0.68 WHIP.
He has been on the road twice in those three starts, once in New York against the Mets and the other against the Dodgers. This afternoon’s start at Wrigley Field will be his biggest challenge yet.
Eflin has given up three home runs in his last two outings, which accounted for all three of the runs that he allowed.
That’s because he didn’t walk any and opponents aren’t even hitting .150 against him, this season.
Solo homers won’t kill, but Eflin ought to be wary of the Cubs’ power.
Kyle Schwarber became the fastest Cub to reach 20 home runs, less than 90 games into his career with the team (in this case, his career in general).
That’s despite a slow start for Schwarber, who is still batting down around the Mendoza line.
The record, too, dates back to 2015 because of Schwarber’s ACL injury last season.
John Lackey gets the start for Chicago, looking to win three out of four after dropping the series opener.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in PHI last 9 road games.
- PHI are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
- Over is 9-4-1 in PHI last 14 Thu. games.
- Over is 11-1 in CHC last 12 games as a favorite.
- Over is 13-3 in CHC last 16 overall.
- Over is 13-3 in CHC last 16 on grass.
- Head to Head: PHI are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Eflin holds his own but the Cubs prevail.
Numbers have been posted late for this series all week. Perhaps oddsmakers are waiting for weather reports at Wrigley Field. The total could be as low as 7.5 for this matchup but 8.0 is more likely, in my estimation.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies +180
It’s either the Phils or the under, when it’s released. Philadelphia has played well and the price is just too big on Chicago to back, for now.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 4 – Chicago 5
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