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Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Chicago Cubs

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Philadelphia Phillies dueling the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Cole Hamels to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-7. Getting the ball for the Chicago Cubs is Jake Arrieta, who owns a 11-5 record on the season with a 2.52 ERA.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-2.8 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (51-44) will face the 35-63 Phillies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 28 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.15 hits per game. The Philadelphia Phillies average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Philadelphia brings the No. 29-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 5-3 in extra innings at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Chi Cubs is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Chicago, Sunday, July 26th