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Moneyline favors Phillies in battle with Cubs

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
June 12, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

25-38TEAM RECORD39-26

The Philadelphia Phillies host Chicago on Sunday, looking to build on their 39-26 mark against the 25-38 Cubs in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Doug Davis to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-5. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Roy Oswalt, who owns a 3-4 record on the season with a 3.05 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-215 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Cubs odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

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 7-1 result against the Phillies on June 11. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -198 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 7-1 on Saturday behind a start from Cliff Lee at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Monday, June 13
Philadelphia home to Florida, Tuesday, June 14