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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Matchup Report


Philadelphia Phillies

Chicago Cubs
2-2 April 05, 2014, 02:20 PM | Wrigley Field 1-3



Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Saturday as host Chicago battles the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Cliff Lee for the Phillies on the hill facing Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs. Lee brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Samardzija is 0-0 to date on the season.View Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

The Phillies were listed as -118 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 26-ranked Cubs and the No. 24-rated Phillies in this matchup.

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Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter Fausto Carmona.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's No. 28-ranked scoring average of 2 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 3 and scoring 6.5 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 7.75 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (11.25 per nine innings).

Philadelphia brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 15-ranked defense.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chicago, Sunday, April 6th

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