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2018 MLB Season
(32-26) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (33-24)
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Tyler Chatwood
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -132 | Phillies +127
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It was a short outing for Pivetta who was tagged with his fourth loss of the season against the San Francisco Giants. He went four innings giving up five hits and three earned runs while he struck out three and walked three.
Pivetta put in a flat outing, but in his last five starts he has given up just six earned runs while giving up just one home run, while he owns a solid 35:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He may own a 3.48 ERA, but he has a stellar 2.87 FIP.
Philadelphia has been coming down from their early season highs as they have won just two of their six contests in that past week. During that time their lineup has been bleak as they are slashing .195/.248/.272 to go with eight extra-base hits and 11 RBI.
Chatwood put in a so-so in his last outing that came against the New York Mets. He pitched 5.1 innings giving up four hits, two earned runs, and a home run while he struck out three and walked four.
His command is becoming a real issue as he has given up 15 walks compared to seven strikeouts in his last three starts. He currently leads the NL with 49 walks and has an atrocious 8.22 BB/9 which is higher than his 7.88 K/9. He’s managed to retain a 77.1% LOB% and 4.02 ERA, but that is bound to regress once his fortunate .285 BABIP regresses.
Chicago continues to play winning baseball as they have won four of their last six contests in the past week. During that time their lineup is slashing .290/.355/.381 to go with 15 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 12-4 in Pivettas last 16 starts.
- PHI are 12-4 in Pivettas last 16 starts on grass.
- CHC are 2-6 in their last 8 home games.
- CHC are 37-13 in their last 51 Thu. games.
- PHI are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
- Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Philadelphia escapes with the win
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies +127
Pivetta had a down outing, but I expect him to hold his own against Chicago’s lineup. Chatwood’s issue of giving up walks has been a problem, and since Philadelphia’s hitting woes have been on full effect, they are going to be doing their best to take some free bases. Look for Philadelphia to escape with a home run.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Phillies 3 – Cubs 2
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