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The Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jake Arrieta in this game. Arrieta has a 1-1 record and a 2.50 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Fausto Carmona. The right hander has a 4.36 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Phillies as -131-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total opened at 8.5

Philadelphia was a 7-3 winner in its last match at home against the Padres. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Cubs were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team record: 26-38
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road

Team record: 28-36
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

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Chi Cubs at Philadelphia Saturday, June 14