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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The fans at Citizens Bank Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies when they take their seats on Wednesday.

Lefthander Travis Wood will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Wood is 7-8 this season with a 3.05 ERA.

The Phillies will counter Wood with Cole Hamels. Lefthander Hamels has a 3.87 ERA to go along with a 4-13 record this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 9-8 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 49-63 SU
Philadelphia: 51-61 SU

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

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, August 8