Cubs vs. Phillies - 7/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (35-63) at Chicago Cubs (51-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Aaron Nola (0-1) (1.50) vs. J Hammel (5-4) (2.82)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -228 / Philadelphia Phillies +210 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-PHI, ABC7
The Philadelphia Phillies look to sweep the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to remain hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Phillies have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philly with 107 hits and 26 RBI while Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis have combined for 76 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last seven road games. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cubs have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 99 hits and 51 RBI while Starlin Castro and Dexter Fowler have combined for 65 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost five of their last six home games. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.82 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 1-2 with a 6.58 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 11-24 in their last 35 Sunday games and 12-44 in their last 56 games as a road underdog. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Hammels last 7 starts. The Phillies are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.
If we're making picks based on value, I'm not sure how you turn down a shot to double your money with the team that's playing far better as of late. The Cubs can't win at home right now, and the Phillies have been on fire in the second half. I'll take a shot in the dark here.