Baseball odds preview - Philadelphia vs. Chicago
Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Sunday as host Chicago battles the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball odds action.
Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Kyle Kendrick to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-11. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Jake Arrieta, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 5.91 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this matchup found them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 999 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Cubs) and the No. 14 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.4 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Phillies at Cubs trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia home to Washington, Monday, September 2
Chi Cubs home to Miami, Monday, September 2