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Cubs face Philadelphia Phillies: MLB odds preview and stats

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
June 9, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

24-36TEAM RECORD37-25

The Chicago Cubs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Randy Wells for the Cubs on the hill facing Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies. Wells brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Kendrick is 1-2 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.3 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +124 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 4-1 final on Wednesday in support of Ryan Dempster at Great American Ball Park.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Dodgers on June 8. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cole Hamels chucked 8 shutout innings at the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 9 in a 2-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Philadelphia, Friday, June 10

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