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2021 MLB Handicapping
(39-42) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (42-42)
Date: Monday, July 5th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Matt Moore (PHI) vs. Zach Davies (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +130 | Cubs -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 11
A National League showdown will take place in the Windy City as the Philadelphia Phillies take the road for a 4 game series with the Chicago Cubs starting Monday night.
Philadelphia missed a chance to sweep San Diego as the Padres’ bats were out in full force Sunday afternoon and drubbed the Phillies 11-1.
Despite sitting at 4th place in the NL East, the Phillies are only 4.5 games back from the Mets for the lead in the extremely weak NL East division.
Philadelphia will send pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher J.T Realmuto to the All-Star game, the first year with multiple Phillies since 2013. Realmuto is hitting .263/.359/.446 this season with 8 home runs and 31 RBI’s. It’s the veteran catchers 3rd all star selection in 3 years with the club.
Chicago suffered their season high 9th straight loss as their offense failed to deliver in clutch situations once again in Sunday’s finale with the Reds. Despite limiting the Reds to only 8 runs, the Cubs offense only managed 5 runs and lost each game by 1 run.
Chicago’s offense continues to sputter as they are batting a team .223 average, which places them at 28th in the league. That’s a far fall from when they were 14th in the league just a few weeks ago.
Javier Baez and Kris Bryant split leading the team in major offensive categories. Bryant has been more efficient at the plate (.272 avg, .355 OBP, and 75 hits) while Baez has been more of the slugger (18 HR’s, 50 RBI’s).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 39-42 overall
- Phillies are 15-26 on the road
- Cubs are 42-42 overall
- Cubs are 26-13 at home
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs are reeling right now with 9 straight losses but they’ve been in the mix in most of those contests. They have lost 3 straight games by 1 run as the offense has been slumping as of late and couldn’t deliver in several situations.
Chicago is back at home for this series, which works in their favor as they are 26-13 at Wrigley Field compared to the Phillies 15-26 road mark.
I’m taking the Cubs to snap their losing ways in front of the home crowd at Wrigley.
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