MLB Betting Look at Phillies vs. Cubs

September 26th, 2017 MLB Baseball

MLB betting on Wednesday is highlighted by the ESPN contest between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.

Gamblers who bet on MLB will notice an interesting pitching matchup as Cliff Lee goes up against Jeff Samardzija.

MLB betting has this being the second game of a three-game series between the two teams. Cliff Lee is 9-9 on the season with a 2.95 ERA as sports betting stats show and he has been excellent since joining the Phillies. In 16 innings he has given up just two runs and 10 hits. He is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.

Online sports betting info tells us that the Cubs will be giving Samardzija his first career start on Wednesday. He is 1-1 on the season with a 6.29 ERA as bet on MLB stats indicate. The bullpen will be a factor on Wednesday in sports betting since Samardzija will not be ready to go deep into the game considering he normally only pitches one or two innings when he comes into a game.

The Phillies had won 12 of the last 20 meetings in MLB betting against the Cubs before this series began. They had split their last 10 meetings in Chicago as online sports betting has it.

The MLB betting total has tilted a bit toward the under. 11 of the last 20 games between the two teams had gone under the MLB betting total. Six of the last 10 at Chicago had gone under the MLB betting number.

Philadelphia has been an excellent team on the road this season for those who bet on MLB. The Phillies have picked it up at home as well but the place to bet on Philadelphia in MLB betting is when they are on the road. The Phillies are in the Top 5 in the league in runs scored as MLB betting stats show but their pitching is still below average. Those MLB betting numbers are improving though with the addition of Cliff Lee.

The Cubs have been in the Top 5 in the league in pitching as MLB betting numbers indicate but their trouble has been scoring runs. They are still well below average in runs scored and that is why they are trailing in the National League Central.

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