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Cubs Vs Phillies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/5/2021

The Chicago Cubs (42-42) will try to stop a nine-game losing streak when they host the Philadelphia Phillies (39-42) on Monday at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-143) to end the streak when they square off against the underdog Phillies (+125). Zach Davies starts for Chicago while Philadelphia will counter with Matt Moore.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 5, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cubs vs Phillies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Davies (CHC) Pitcher Moore (PHI)
5 – 5 W/L 0 – 1
83.1 IP 23.1
4.32 ERA 5.79
1.430 WHIP 1.630
5.9 K/9 7.3
4.8 BB/9 4.2

Cubs Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • Davies (5-5 with a 4.32 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cubs, his 18th of the season.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday against the Brewers, the right-hander tossed four innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • He will take the mound against a Phillies squad that is batting .236 as a unit (15th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .387 (21st in the league) with 86 total home runs (23rd in MLB action).
  • The Cubs have a 4-3 record in Davies’ seven starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 5, 2021 at 6:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Davies

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew McCutchen 14 .357 5 1 5 .474 1.117
Travis Jankowski 12 .333 4 0 0 .333 .833
Bryce Harper 12 .250 3 0 0 .250 .583
J.T. Realmuto 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .555
Odúbel Herrera 8 .250 2 1 2 .333 .958
Jean Segura 6 .167 1 1 2 .167 .834
Andrew Knapp 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 .900
Rhys Hoskins 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Brad Miller 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Phillies Probable Starter Matt Moore

  • The Phillies will send Moore (0-1) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, June 25, when he tossed five innings without allowing a run on three hits in a matchup with the Mets.
  • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB with 347 runs scored this season. They have a .223 batting average this campaign with 108 home runs (seventh in the league).
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 4-1.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 5, 2021 at 6:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Moore

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jason Heyward 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Joc Pederson 9 .333 3 1 1 .538 1.316
Jake Marisnick 8 .125 1 1 2 .125 .625
Anthony Rizzo 8 .750 6 2 3 .778 2.278
Javier Báez 8 .250 2 1 3 .222 .847
Kris Bryant 7 .000 0 0 0 .222 .222
Willson Contreras 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Ian Happ 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Eric Sogard 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs average 4.8 runs per home game compared to 3.6 per contest on the road.
  • The Cubs have the No. 18 offense in MLB play scoring 4.1 runs per game (347 total runs).
  • The Cubs have won 26 of the 42 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (61.9%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -143 or shorter, Chicago has gone 15-7 (68.2%).
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by bookmakers 84 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 31 of those games (31-49-4).
  • In the last 10 games, Chicago has not been favored on the moneyline.

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Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies rank 23rd in the league with 342 total runs scored this season.
  • In 41 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.9 runs per contest compared to the 4.6 per game they average at home.
  • The Phillies have entered the game as underdogs 46 times this season and won 22, or 47.8%, of those games.
  • Philadelphia has a record of 8-7 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +125 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in 39 of their 81 games with a total.
  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Philadelphia has a record of 3-4.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Kris Bryant is hitting .272 with 16 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 31 walks.
  • Bryant is not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Willson Contreras has nine doubles, 13 home runs and 33 walks while batting .238.
  • Contreras falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Contreras takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. During that streak he is batting .400 with two doubles and eight walks.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 276 .272 48 16 42 .353 .864
Javier Báez 275 .225 38 18 50 .271 .729
Anthony Rizzo 253 .249 30 10 32 .339 .778
Willson Contreras 248 .238 35 13 30 .341 .772
Joc Pederson 236 .225 29 11 33 .297 .712
Ian Happ 218 .183 23 9 21 .296 .631
Jason Heyward 187 .193 23 5 15 .281 .613
Eric Sogard 158 .253 16 1 11 .286 .602
Patrick Wisdom 97 .268 18 11 19 .330 .969
Jake Marisnick 95 .242 14 4 17 .314 .777

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Rhys Hoskins is batting .228 this season with a team-high 18 home runs and 46 RBI.
  • Hoskins ranks 24th in SLG (.465), and 16th in HR (18) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Bryce Harper is batting .266 with an OBP of .361 and a slugging percentage of .505 this season.
  • Harper ranks outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP among qualified hitters in the majors.

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 303 .228 42 18 46 .309 .774
Alec Bohm 279 .237 33 4 35 .286 .605
Andrew McCutchen 256 .227 42 13 41 .348 .770
Odúbel Herrera 218 .243 32 5 22 .296 .681
Bryce Harper 218 .266 40 14 26 .361 .866
J.T. Realmuto 213 .263 28 8 31 .354 .800
Jean Segura 205 .327 26 3 21 .377 .831
Brad Miller 143 .245 22 6 20 .325 .738
Didi Gregorius 125 .232 11 5 23 .267 .659
Ronald Torreyes 115 .252 9 2 16 .283 .640

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