Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs: Best Odds and Preview for September 14, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 13, 2021, 3:49 pm

Odubel Herrera will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Philadelphia Phillies (72-71) square off against the Chicago Cubs (65-79) on Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET. The Phillies are favored (-206) over the Cubs (+179).

Kyle Gibson starts for Philadelphia while Chicago will counter with Adrian Sampson.

Best Odds for Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.

Phillies Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Phillies have been victorous in 39, or 50%, of the 78 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Contests with Philadelphia have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 71 of 143 chances this season.
  • The Phillies have scored 651 runs (4.6 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
  • In seven games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Philadelphia has a record of 2-5.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Phillies and their opponents have combined to clear the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Gibson makes the start for the Phillies, his eighth of the season. He is 4-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the righty tossed 4 2/3 innings against the Brewers, giving up three earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Gibson’s team has a 4-3 record in his starts this season.
  • Gibson’s starts hit the over on the run total three times in seven games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Bryce Harper 122 .304 .408 .609 32 72 130
Matt Vierling 17 .323 .364 .452 0 2 10
Jean Segura 115 .296 .354 .443 12 50 133
Brad Miller 122 .228 .319 .463 18 44 65
J.T. Realmuto 115 .262 .342 .434 14 60 108
BestOdds rating 9.4
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Cubs Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have been the underdog on the moneyline 82 total times this season. They’ve finished 27-55 in those games.
  • Chicago has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 64 times this season for a 64-73-7 record against the over/under.
  • The Cubs score the 20th-most runs in baseball (616 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Chicago played as the moneyline underdog for six of its last 10 games, and went 2-4 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — all of which had a set run total — the Cubs and their opponents combined to go over the total six times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Cubs will look to Sampson (0-2) to open the game and make his third start this season.
  • His most recent appearance came in relief on Saturday when the righty tossed 2/3 innings against the Giants while allowing hits.
  • His team split the two games he’s made an appearance in this season.
  • Sampson’s two starts with a total this season both went under.

Key Players

Frank Schwindel 38 .366 .408 .676 11 32 52
Patrick Wisdom 95 .236 .300 .527 25 50 70
Rafael Ortega 83 .285 .337 .473 10 31 68
Robinson Chirinos 40 .236 .340 .449 4 13 21
Ian Happ 130 .221 .307 .429 22 52 90

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