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Philadelphia Phillies Starter Adam Morgan Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia sends Adam Morgan out against Jake Arrieta for the Chicago Cubs in this game. Morgan is 5-5 with a 4.42 ERA on the season, while Arrieta is 18-6 on the year and has a 2.03 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Philadelphia Phillies in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 205 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6-3.2 win for the Cubs on Friday. 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

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 54-86 record to the battle against the 80-58 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Philadelphia Phillies) and the No. 9 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.63 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.17 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Chicago brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago suffered a 4-3 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as J Lester wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 8-1 on Wednesday behind a start from J Teheran at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Philadelphia is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Philadelphia, Friday, September 11th