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Cubs visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 7, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

49-63TEAM RECORD51-61

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.

Philadelphia sends Cole Hamels out against Travis Wood for the Cubs in this game. Hamels is 4-13 with a 3.87 ERA on the season, while Wood is 7-8 on the year and has a 3.05 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-144 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 15 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 9-8 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 9-8 loss against Philadelphia on Tuesday, as Edwin Jackson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Philadelphia, Thursday, August 8

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