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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
April 30, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

8-14TEAM RECORD10-12

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Philadelphia on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Vance Worley in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Volstad, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Phillies) and the No. 8 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.2 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Phillies on April 29. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Matt Garza - will prevail again after their 5-1 victory against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 1
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 1

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