Phillies Off to Chitown
The slumping Philadelphia Phillies lost their last two games, at home against the Atlanta Braves. They’re still 1½ games clear of the Milwaukee Brewers, but need wins to maintain their buffer.
Tuesday, they’ll visit the Chicago Cubs, who don’t have much incentive other than springing a surprise. It’s been a different Cub club of late, making it a bit more challenging as the Phillies start righthander Zack Wheeler.
Phillies Need Course Correction
Philadelphia Philly’s lost seven-of-10, that after winning seven-of-eight, If you bet online, keep in mind that the offense is laboring.
Wheeler is 11-7 with a strong 2.98 ERA this season. He’s opposed the Cubs once this season, seven innings and just one run. Philadelphia Philly lost, 6-2, in extra innings as part of that aforementioned ugly series.
Cubs Not Hibernating
The Cubs’ have been great with the MLB betting odds of late, winning five of their last six.
A little too late, but the Cubs are playing well to end things. Chicago Cubs is 9-4 in its last 13.
Chicago’s managed just 3.8 runs per game in its 5-1 mini-run. That’s after blistering Philly to the tune of 25 runs in a three-game, late July road series sweep.
The Cubs counter with righty Marcus Stroman (4-7, 3.80 ERA). who’s been one of the worst options versus the MLB odds over the last couple of months. The Cubs have won each of his last two starts. Prior to that, they lost seven of Stroman’s last eight appearances..
However, if you’re eyeing the odds in the sportsbook, note that he’s been pretty bad at Wrigley Field this season, a measly 1-5 with a 6.31 ERA.
Phillies vs Cubs Head-to-Head
As was previously mentioned, Chicago manhandled home-standing Philadelphia in that series late July, winning the three games a combined score of 25-7.
Phillies vs Cubs Game Information
- Game: Phillies (83-69) vs Cubs (67-86)
- Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 7:40 p.m. ET
- Phillies vs Cubs Live stream: MLB.tv
Phillies vs Cubs Betting Lines
Z. Wheeler -R
|-1½ +105||-170||7 +105o||4½ +110o
M. Stroman -R
|+1½ -125||+150||7 -125u||2½ -155o
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Phillies vs Cubs Prediction
The Phillies look to be in a significantly better position to win this game, at least according to the pitching, Wheeler is more consistent on the mound as compared to Stroman.
However, the catch here is that Chicago has won all three previous meetings with the Phillies this season, entering as the hotter team at this time.
Underdog Chicago may be a juicy play, but consider the under, too. Philadelphia doesn’t seem to provide much run support when Wheeler is pitching. Logic is that he will pitch well, but the Phillies won’t score. Try the under with your MLB picks.