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2021 MLB Handicapping
(41-43) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs (43-44)
Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Zach Eflin (PHI) vs. Adbert Alzolay (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +100 | Cubs -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
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 Thursday night.
Odúbel Herrera hit a three-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies went deep 5 times while handing the Cubs their 10th straight loss with a 13-3 beatdown on Monday night.
Harper homered and tied a career high with 5 hits and Andrew McCutchen smacked a grand slam as Philadelphia handed Chicago its 11th straight loss, beating the Cubs 15-10 on Tuesday night.
The Cubs jumped on Zach Wheeler early on the way to a 8-3 win on Thursday night to snap their 11 game winning streak.
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 41-43 overall
- Phillies are 17-27 on the road
- Cubs are 43-44 overall
- Cubs are 27-15 at home
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This spread is slim as neither pitcher sticks out as having the significant edge and have been up and down this season.
Additionally, the Cubs won for the first time in 12 games so they aren’t a great team to have faith in right now. However, they do have the edge at home as they’ve played well at Wrigley while the Phillies aren’t great on the road.
Take Chicago to grab another win and end the series on a positive note.
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