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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs Phillies at Philadelphia

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
April 28, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

7-13TEAM RECORD9-11

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Philadelphia and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Phillies trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Phillies will turn to Joe Blanton and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Randy Wells (0-0) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.2 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.7 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 5-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They won as +220 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roy Halladay and the Phillies 5-1 on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Philadelphia, Sunday, April 29

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