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Philadelphia Phillies home to Cubs in baseball betting action

Chicago CubsPhiladelphia Phillies
April 29, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

7-14TEAM RECORD10-11

The Philadelphia Phillies host Chicago on Sunday, looking to build on their 10-11 mark against the 7-14 Cubs in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

The match puts starter Matt Garza for the Cubs on the hill facing Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies. Garza brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Kendrick is 0-1 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this one will find them as -101 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.3 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -147 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Randy Wells' start, as they lost 5-2 against Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Cubs at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Philadelphia, Monday, April 30