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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick and Odds Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago Cubs dueling the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Alec Asher gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 0-2 mark. In the other dugout, Kyle Hendricks brings a 6-6 ledger to the game for the Chicago Cubs as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Phillies to win this game 0.2-0. 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 puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and its No. 28-rated batting order, averaging 3.84 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 4.23 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

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.

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Philadelphia, Saturday, September 12th