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Chicago Cubs host Philadelphia Phillies in baseball action

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July 20, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

60-36TEAM RECORD39-59

The Cubs get a visit from the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Cubs will rely on Ryan Dempster to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Vance Worley will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Ryan Dempster is 7-6 this season, and Vance Worley is 5-1.

View Philadelphia vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -105 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -150 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Cliff Lee.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Phillies at Cubs trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to San Diego, Friday, July 22
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Friday, July 22

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