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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs Phillies at Philadelphia

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
June 11, 4:10 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

25-37TEAM RECORD38-26

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

Matt Garza gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 2-5 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Cliff Lee, who will be looking to improve on his 5-5 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Phillies) and the No. 8 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 10 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.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Phillies on June 10. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Friday, with Carlos Zambrano throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

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 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 10-5 SU in their last 15 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, Sunday, June 12