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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs

The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Cliff Lee in this game. Lee has a 11-6 record and a 3.07 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Chris Rusin. The lefthander has a 2.64 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Philadelphia was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as +128 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 62-73 SU
Chicago: 56-78 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Philadelphia, Sunday, September 1