The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies meet Sunday in MLB action atCitizens Bank Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Chicago Cubs have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won 6 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 49 hits and 23 RBI, while Ian Happ and Dansby Swanson have combined for 93 hits and 37 RBI. Justin Steele gets the ball, and he is 6-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. This will be Steele’s second career game against the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Phillies have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Phillies with 52 hits and 26 RBI, while Bryson Stott and Trea Turner have combined for 100 hits and 26 RBI. Taijuan Walker gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 6.53 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Walker is 1-2 with a 3.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 19-39 in their last 58 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The Phillies are 40-19 in their last 59 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 11-1 in Cubs last 12 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Phillies last 5 overall. The Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Philadelphia Phillies should be favored at home, but we're getting plus money with a decent Cubs side that's hitting the ball well and has a pitching edge. Justin Steele has been dealing through 55.1 innings, while Taijuan Walker has a 6.53 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through 41.1 innings. Cubs have a clear edge on the bump. Give me the road dog.