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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesChicago Cubs
Aug 31, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

62-73TEAM RECORD56-78

Philadelphia pays a visit to Chicago on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Chris Rusin in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Cliff Lee, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Philadelphia vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +137 for the Cubs in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 14-rated Phillies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Philadelphia was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as +128 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Phillies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs 6-5 on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Cubs trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 1