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Chicago Cubs take on the Philadelphia Phillies with Odds and Betting Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to improve on a 46-80 record when they take on the Chicago Cubs, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Jose Quintana, with a record of 8-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, while the Philadelphia Phillies trot Jerad Eickhoff to the mound in this one. He is 3-7 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Philadelphia sat as 157 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.1 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

46-80 Philadelphia battles the Cubs, currently with a 68-58 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Philadelphia Phillies and the league No. 7-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Philadelphia Phillies No. 28-ranked scoring average of 4.09 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.93 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.48 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.54 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.08 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago suffered a 4-2 loss against Cincinnati on Thursday, as J Arrieta wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 9-8 on Thursday behind a start from V Worley at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 26th