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Cubs Take Out Big Bats For Early Games

The earlier the game the better for the Chicago Cubs’ bats and bettors should be paying attention, as the OVER is 11-3 in the Cubbies’ last 14 day games. The Cubs – who have scored a combined 21 runs in their past two games - will start a weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The Phillies are 5-2 SU in their past seven games against the Cubs.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five meetings between the Phillies and Cubs.
  • The Cubs are 5-0 in their past five Friday games.

Adam Morgan will take to the mound for the Phillies with the lefty hoping to record his first win in a day start this season. Morgan, who has started two day games this year, has an 8.38 ERA with opponents hitting .316 in early games.

The Cubs will hope that Jon Lester can continue his career-long dominance over the Phillies when he takes the bump. Lester is 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP in six career starts against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (31-14) will face the 26-21 Phillies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 22 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Philadelphia Phillies rank No. 27 at 7.72 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 9 ranking in that category.

Philadelphia brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 8-5 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park behind starter Aaron Nola.

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating C Martinez and the Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Chicago, Saturday, May 28th

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