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2018 MLB Season
(31-26) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (33-23)
Date: Tuesday June 6, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Starters: Eflin vs. Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Philadelphia +197 / Chicago -213
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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The Phillies were swept by the Giants out in the Bay Area over the weekend. The offense didn’t show up whatsoever, scoring just once in the three games, combined.
Even in the series before that, Philadelphia won a 2–1 game and lost 8–2 in LA. So the sticks have produced just four runs in their last five games. The Phillies were fortunate to have won once.
It’s just so easy to overlook things, like how young Philadelphia’s lineup is, when a team is going well. This is a young and relatively unproven lineup that is going to go through ups and downs. Right now, it’s slumping.
But it won’t last forever. The tricky part is for us to try and figure out when the slump breaks. It’s certainly more likely to come against a pitcher who will make some mistakes and let some easy runs come in to generate momentum.
That doesn’t best describe Kyle Hendricks, who is having another great season for the Cubs.
Hendricks set such high expectations after his breakout season in 2016 that he’s been relatively under appreciated over the last two years. He’s been an ace, though.
Hendricks’ ERA is sitting just over 3.00 with a WHIP that isn’t too much higher than 1.00. As always, his walks are down (under two per nine innings for the first time since his rookie season) and he’s limiting homer runs, though not as well as he has in the past (it’s still early).
The Professor has never struck out a lot of batters, which means he depends on inducing bad swings and weak contact, which is always easier against a hitter who is struggling versus a hitter who isn’t. Philadelphia has eight of them for him to go after on Tuesday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 13-3 in Eflins last 16 road starts.
- PHI are 3-11 in Eflins last 14 starts.
- PHI are 3-11 in Eflins last 14 starts on grass.
- Under is 7-2 in CHC last 9 games as a favorite.
- CHC are 20-8 in their last 28 games as a favorite.
- Under is 17-1 in Hendricks’ last 18 Tue. starts.
- Head to Head: Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: PHI are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Chicago.
The Cubs are a big favorite here so I’m expecting Philly will get most of the action here. There’s a reason Chicago is such a big favorite. The Cubs’ offense is playing great, it’s at home and Hendricks should roll.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 1 – Chicago 8
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