Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs, Monday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Prediction

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES CHICAGO CUBS
11-12, 2nd in National League East May 1, 8:05 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 13-11, 1st in National League Central
Philadelphia at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Monday, May 1, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Chicago Plus
PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Vince Velasquez (1-2, 6.33 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Brett Anderson (2-0, 3.54)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies [V. Velasquez -R] +1½ -125 +159 Ov 10½ -115
Chicago Cubs [B. Anderson -L] -1½ +105 -169 Un 10½ -105
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

The Phillies will trot Vince Velasquez out to the mound in this one. Right hander Velasquez has a 1-2 record and a 6.33 ERA this season.

The Cubs will counter Velasquez with Brett Anderson. Left hander Anderson has a 3.54 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

Velasquez is coming off his first win of the year, a triumph over Miami on Wednesday in which he allowed three runs over a season-high 6 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old Californian has recorded only five strikeouts in his last two turns after registering 17 in his first two outings. Velasquez made two starts against the Cubs last season, surrendering seven runs in 4 2/3 frames at Chicago while throwing only two pitches at home on June 8 before leaving with bicep soreness.

Anderson bounced back from a rough outing against Milwaukee by allowing just one earned run over six innings in a win at Pittsburgh last Monday. The 29-year-old Texan struggled with his control, however, as he issued six walks against the Pirates after handing out a total of five free passes in his first three turns. Anderson has made two career starts versus Philadelphia, going 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 169-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

The Chicago Cubs’ nine-game road trip ended in disappointing fashion, but they hope to get back on track at home Monday as they open a four-game series with the slumping Philadelphia Phillies. Chicago began its trek by winning four of its first five contests but went on to lose three of the last four, including a 6-2 decision at Boston on Sunday.

Kris Bryant has been doing his part offensively for the Cubs, as he homered for the second time in three contests and enters Monday with an 11-game hitting streak. Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak has become a distant memory after a lost weekend in Los Angeles, where it dropped three straight to the Dodgers. The slide has not slowed down Freddy Galvis, however, as the 27-year-old delivered an RBI single in the first inning of Sunday’s 5-3 setback to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The Phillies will need their relievers to keep the ball in the park more often, as they have served up 20 home runs in 74 1/3 innings – the worst mark in the majors.

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Philadelphia:
Team record: 11-12 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Chicago:
Team record: 13-11 SU
Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 12 games
Chi Cubs is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chicago Tuesday, May 2

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist looks to continue the momentum after recording four hits and three RBIs during the series against Boston.

2. Philadelphia had four players make their major-league debuts last month, their most in April since five accomplished the feat in 1970.

3. Chicago has won seven of its last 10 meetings with Philadelphia, sweeping a three-game series at home last year.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -169 and the game will stay under 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Phillies 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM CHC
4.61 RUNS 5.08
4.35 RUNS AGNST 4.33
0.26 DIFF 0.75
$127 MONEY -$429
4.38 TEAM ERA 3.77
8.57 OFF HITS 9.00
3.04 OFF WALKS 4.00
8.87 OFF Ks 9.21
8.52 DEF HITS 7.92
2.83 DEF WALKS 3.54
7.48 DEF Ks 8.96
INJURIES
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Zach Eflin P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Nola P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harrison P 60-Day Disabled List
Charlie Morton P 60-Day Disabled List
Andres Blanco SS 15-Day Disabled List
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.6 6 4.3 3
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 3.8 11 4.3 5
Philadelphia’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 4.4 9 3.6 11
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 5.1 4 4.4 4
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 4.0 10 4.2 7
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs Philadelphia’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 6 3.3 12
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PHILLIES
Phillies are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Phillies have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.6 runs per game.
Phillies are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.0 per game.
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

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