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Phillies vs. Cubs - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (80-58) at Philadelphia Phillies (54-86)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

D Haren (9-9) (3.73) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) (4.70)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +194 / Chicago Cubs -210 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSCh/CSPh

The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies play game three Saturday night.

The Chicago Cubs look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 143 hits and 88 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Khris Bryant have combined for 132 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last six road games. Dan Haren gets the ball, and he’s 9-9 with a 3.73 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Haren is 2-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Cubs - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Phillies have lost seven straight when scoring three or less runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philly with 129 hits and 40 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 69 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last six home games. Jerad Eickhoff takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This is Eickhoff’s first career game against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 29-11 in their last 40 games on grass. The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Anybody taking the Phillies these days to win anything? Didn't think so. The Cubs are the only logical pick here. 

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Chicago Cubs -1.5

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