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Cubs at Phillies - 6/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (39-16) at Philadelphia Phillies (28-29)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Lester (6-3) (2.29) vs. Adam Morgan (1-4) (7.06)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +229 / Chicago Cubs -250 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESP2/CSCh/CSPh

The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Monday night on ESPN2.

The Chicago Cubs haven’t lost back-to-back games since May 22-23. The Cubs have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have an ERA of 2.56 and have won nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with 60 hits, Kris Bryant has 40 RBI and Anthony Rizzo has 13 home runs. Jon Lester gets the nod, and he’s 6-3 with a 2.29 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Lester is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Cubs at Phillies - 6/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Phillies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.94 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philly with 64 hits, Maikel Franco has 31 RBI and Freddy Galvis has five home runs. Adam Morgan takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 7.07 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Morgan is 0-2 with a 10.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 23-6 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Lesters last 8 starts. The Phillies are 18-38 in their last 56 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Morgans last 4 starts. The Cubs are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. 

The Phillies have really come back down to earth the last few weeks and are looking like the team we all expected before the season. The Cubs continue to pitch and hit well, and they've lost two straight in about two weeks. Have to side with the Cubs here.

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