Cubs vs. Phillies Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies prevailed in a pitcher's duel last night at home over the Chicago Cubs. Is Philadelphia the right bet to make again tonight in the niddle game of the series?
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: NBC Sports Chicago (CHC)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Cubs are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +126 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cabrera hits walk-off homer
Phillies infielder Asdrubal Cabrera hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday night to send the hosts to a 2-1 home win over the Cubs. It was the only hit for Cabrera in four at-bats. Roman Quinn finished 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Cesar Hernandez was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Pat Neshek earned the win in relief as he threw a spotless 10th inning.
Baez hits 29th home run
Daniel Murphy and Albert Almora both finished 2-for-5 in last night's loss at Philadelphia. Javier Baez ended the night 2-for-5 and accounted for the lone run by Chicago with a solo home run. Willson Contreras walked twice in four plate appearances. Jose Quintana had two hits in two at-bats to help his own cause. Steve Cishek took the loss in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 9-2 in the last 11 Chicago road games. The Cubs are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 Phillies games on Saturdays. Philadelphia is 2-7 in its last nine games following a win.
Chicago has been playing the better overall baseball lately and Hendricks has pitched well over the last month. Eflin has the stuff to be a solid starter in the big leagues, but he is fairly inconcistent right now. Look for the Cubs to take advantage as the Phillies could very easily have a letdown after a thrilling victory.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -136