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2023 MLB Handicapping – Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs
(41-37) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (37-40)
Date: Thursday, June 29th
Time: 8:05 ET
Venue: Wrigley Field Chicago, IL
Projected Starting Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -121 | Cubs +102 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 | Cubs +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
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Heading into the game, the Phillies are riding a two game winning streak and have a record of 41-37. Currently, they are 3rd in the NL East. On the road, the team is 20-23 while going 21-14 at home.
Philadelphia’s record against the runline currently stands at 32-46 on an average run differential of -0.2. Their over/under is currently 30-42 with an average of 8.9 combined runs per contest.
On offense, the Phillies come into the game with a batting average of .257 and an OBP of .738 placing them 9th and 12th, respectively. Currently, Philadelphia is 18th in home runs and 18th in RBI’s.
In terms of slugging percentage, the Phillies are at .415 (10th) and 14th in isolated power.
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Heading into the game, the Cubs are riding a two game losing streak and have a record of 37-40. Currently, they are 3rd in the NL Central. On the road, the team is 17-22 while going 20-18 at home.
Chicago’s record against the runline currently stands at 42-35 on an average run differential of 0.4. Their over/under is currently 36-38 with an average of 8.8 combined runs per contest.
So far on offense, the Phillies are averaging 4.4 runs per game (19th). Currently, their combined batting average is 18th in the MLB at .257 to go along with an OPS of .738, placing them 12th.
In terms of strikeouts, they are 20th having struck out a total of 20th times and have generated 245 walks.
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Matchup
The Phillies will turn to Taijuan Walker as their starter for today’s game. Through 16 appearances, he has an ERA of 4.10 and record of 8-3. So far, his batting average allowed is .225 to go along with an OBP allowed of .297.
Walker’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 71/32. In terms of home runs, he has given up 11, and has a SLG allowed of .377.
The Cubs will turn to Kyle Hendricks as their starter for today’s game. Through six appearances, he has an ERA of 2.6 and record of 3-2. So far, his batting average allowed is .194 to go along with an OBP allowed of .254.
Hendricks’ current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 18/9. In terms of home runs, he has given up one, and has a SLG allowed of .264.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Phillies head into the game having gone 9-1 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- The Phillies they are 6-4 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Cubs are 6-4 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Cubs have a 5-5 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Phillies are 3-0 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 1-2 as the underdog (last 3).
- The Cubs have a record of 2-1 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 0-3 in their last three games.
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Even though they come into the game as the underdog against the Phillies, I like the Cubs on the moneyline in today’s game. So far, they are an above .500 team at home and should be able to take care of business against Philadelphia.
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