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Baseball Matchup - Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Phillies Odds Preview

Philadelphia Phillies

Chicago Cubs
3-2 April 06, 2014, 02:20 PM | Wrigley Field 1-4

The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Wrigley Field on Sunday.

AJ Burnett gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Carlos Villanueva, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.View Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Philadelphia before the first pitch in this match found them as -124-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 26 and the Phillies at No. 24 heading into this contest.

The Phillies were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cliff Lee chucked 7 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 6 in a 2-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 5 in the same category at 10.4 per game.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 1 runs per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 7th
Chicago home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 8th