Phillies at Cubs 6/5/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: 6/6/2018, 12:05 AM UTC
Latest Odds: CHC -213 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: WGN, DTV

The Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game series in the Windy City on Tuesday when they play the Chicago Cubs.

The Phillies are off on Monday, but lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Sunday. The loss was the Phillies third straight as they were swept by the Giants. Jake Arrieta, now 5-3, took the loss and was visibly upset following the game saying the team’s defensive shifts were poor and that the team must come together if they want to remain in contention.

The Cubs beat the New York Mets on Sunday 2-0 to sweep a four-game set and win their seventh game in their last eight played. Chicago has moved to 10 games over .500 and is just two games behind first place Milwaukee in the NL Central.
Oduebel Herrera leads the Phillies with a .305 batting average and a team high 64 hits. Carlos Santana leads in home runs with nine and RBIs with 33. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .233 while opposing hitters are averaging .240 at the plate against Phillies pitching. On Tuesday, the Phillies will send Zach Eflin to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-2 with an ERA of 4.50, 29 Ks and 8 BBs.

Albert Almora Jr. leads the Cubs with a .317 batting average. Kris Bryant has a team high 58 hits, while Javier Baez leads in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 45. Chicago has a team batting average of 266, while opposing hitters are averaging .217 at the plate against Cubs pitching. On Tuesday, the Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.19, 52 Ks and 14 BBs.

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Betting Trends

Philadelphia is 1-4 in its last 5 road games

The UNDER has cashed in each of the Phillies last 4 road games

Chicago is 4-0 in its last 4 games played

The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Cubs last 8 games following a day off

Chicago has won 6 of their last 7 games against Philadelphia at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have won 9 of their last 13 overall against the Phillies. Cubs are RED HOT and stay that way against struggling Phillies. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win and cover the run line 5-2.


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