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

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES CHICAGO CUBS
12-12 May 2, 8:05 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 13-12
Philadelphia at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Chicago

PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Jon Lester (0-1, 3.68)

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies [J. Hellickson -R] +1½ -120 +190 Ov 7½ +105
Chicago Cubs [J. Lester -L] -1½ +100 -205 Un 7½ -125
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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Phillies will give the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one. Right hander Hellickson is 4-0 this season with a 1.80 ERA.

The Cubs will counter Hellickson with Jon Lester. Left hander Lester has a 3.68 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Hellickson has not allowed more than two runs in any of his five outings and has recorded three straight quality starts. The 30-year-old hasn’t missed many bats – he has recorded just 11 strikeouts in 30 innings – but he scattered seven hits over six frames while limiting Miami to one run last time out. Hellickson has faced the Cubs only once, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win in 2015.

After three solid outings to start the season, Lester has allowed five runs in each of his last two starts. The 33-year-old gave up 10 hits, including a pair of home runs, in 5 2/3 innings of a loss at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Lester won both of his starts against the Phillies last season, allowing two runs – one earned – over 14 1/3 frames.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 202-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

After matching a season high for home runs and snapping a three-game skid in the series opener, the Philadelphia Phillies hope the friendly confines of Wrigley Field remain as welcoming when they continue their three-game series against the host Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Philadelphia belted three home runs in a 10-2 triumph in Monday’s opener, recording its second-highest run output of the season.

The Cubs have dropped four of their last five, and the 10 runs allowed on Monday were a season high, although three relievers combined to allow just three over 7 2/3 innings. Chicago dropped to 4-6 at Wrigley Field, where it went 57-24 a year ago. The Phillies look to remain unbeaten when Jeremy Hellickson starts, while Chicago’s Jon Lester aims to continue his dominance over Philadelphia – he is 6-0 with a 1.46 ERA in eight career meetings. Lester will be happy to return to Wrigley Field, where he has posted a 0.69 ERA in two starts this season compared with a 6.06 mark on the road.

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Philadelphia:
Team record: 12-12 SU
Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games

Chicago:
Team record: 13-12 SU
Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Chicago Wednesday, May 3

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Phillies SS Freddy Galvis is 17-for-50 during a 13-game hitting streak but 3-for-14 with five strikeouts versus Lester.

2. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts on Monday, ending his 11-game hitting streak.

3. Chicago has homered in five straight games and 11 of its last 12.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Philadelphia Phillies will win outright at +190 and the game will go over 7½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Phillies 5, Cubs 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM CHC
4.83 RUNS 4.96
4.25 RUNS AGNST 4.56
0.58 DIFF 0.40
$274 MONEY -$586
4.24 TEAM ERA 4.02
8.71 OFF HITS 8.80
3.08 OFF WALKS 3.96
8.79 OFF Ks 9.08
8.33 DEF HITS 8.08
2.83 DEF WALKS 3.56
7.42 DEF Ks 8.88
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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.8 5 4.6 7
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.2 9 4.9 11
Philadelphia’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 6 3.3 12
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 5.0 4 4.3 3
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 3.8 11 4.0 4
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs Philadelphia’s Road ERA Allowed 4.5 11 3.8 8
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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