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Philadelphia Phillies Starter Vince Velasquez Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

The Philadelphia Phillies battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies will turn to Vince Velasquez and his 5-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send John Lackey (6-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies were listed as 180 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.9-2.3 win for the Cubs on Wednesday. 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

Philadelphia (29-30) will face the 40-17 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Chicago injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia Phillies No. 29 ranked offense (3.24 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 2.86 runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have been averaging 7.58 hits per game, less than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.51 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in K Hendricks's start, as they lost 3-2 against Philadelphia on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Atlanta, Friday, June 10th
Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, June 10th