Cubs vs. Phillies Prediction
Can the Chicago Cubs avoid another loss on the road today when they open a series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 7:05PM ET?
903 Chicago Cubs vs. 904 Philadelphia Phillies
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
7:05PM ET – Citizens Bank Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Phillies are listed with a money line of +110 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 74 percent going on Chicago on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cubs salvage split
Chicago is coming off a four-game series split with the Reds on the road this weekend. The Cubs are 64-54 overall, 23-35 on the road and 59-54 with the under. Jose Quintana is taking the mound tonight. He is 10-7 on the season with a 4.23 ERA.
The Cubs are strong on the mound this year, as their 4.05 team ERA ranks fifth in the league. They also had a 1.30 team WHIP. At the plate, Chicago is putting up 5.01 runs per game while batting .255 as a team. Javier Baez is leading the team with 32 doubles, 28 home runs and 80 RBI while Anthony Rizzo is adding 25 doubles, 21 home runs and 73 RBI.
Phillies in a funk
The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last six games after dropping three of four in San Francisco this weekend. Philly is now 60-58 on the season, 34-26 at home and 60-55 with the under. Jason Vargas gets the start for the Mets tonight. He is 6-6 on the year with a 4.09 ERA.
Philadelphia is slipping the rankings as of late. They are now 18th in scoring at 4.72 runs per game while batting just .245 as a team. On the mound, the Phillies have a 4.64 team ERA, which ranks 19th in the league. They also have a 1.39 team WHIP. Bryce Harper is leading the team this season with 30 doubles, 22 home runs and 80 RBI. Rhys Hoskins is adding 24 doubles, 24 home runs and 69 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 games following an off day and 7-3 in their last 10 games on grass.
The Phillies are 8-1 in their last nine Tuesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 games against NL Central opponents.
Quintana has led the Cubs to win in seven straight starts, but he also has gotten a lot of run support. Vargas is making his third start for the Phillies after coming over form the Mets. He has given up six runs over 11.1 innings thus far for Philly. The Phillies are going to have a hard time snapping out of their funk today as the Cubs are hitting the ball very well in the second half of the season and Quintana is a capable pitcher that has already thrown six scoreless innings against the Phillies.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -130