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Phillies face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

Philadelphia PhilliesChicago Cubs
July 18, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

59-35TEAM RECORD38-58

The visiting Phillies hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago sends Rodrigo Lopez out against Roy Halladay for the Phillies in this game. Lopez is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA on the season, while Halladay is 11-3 on the year and has a 2.45 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as 175 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Cubs and the league No. 1-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 16-ranked defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -109 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, an 8-5 final on Sunday in support of Kyle Kendrick at Citi Field.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-5 loser as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -109 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Randy Wells' start, as they lost 7-5 against Florida on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Phillies at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, July 19

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