Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs: Best Odds and Preview for September 15, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 14, 2021, 10:47 pm

Odubel Herrera sits at 99 hits this season, and will try to notch his 100th when the Philadelphia Phillies (72-72) take on the Chicago Cubs (66-79) on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET. The Phillies are favored (-195) over the Cubs (+166).

Ranger Suarez starts for Philadelphia while Chicago will counter with Alec Mills.

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 come away with 39 wins in the 79 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Philadelphia and their opponents have hit the over in 71 of their 144 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Phillies rank 13th in the league with 651 total runs scored this season.
  • Philadelphia has been favored in seven of its past 10 games and won two of those matchups.
  • When it comes to the total, the Phillies and their opponents are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Suarez (6-4) gets the starting nod for the Phillies in his ninth start of the season. He’s put together a 1.38 ERA in 78 innings pitched, with 78 strikeouts.
  • His last time out was on Thursday against the Rockies, when the lefty went six innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • Suarez’s team has won four of his eight starts.
  • Suarez’s starts went over the run total two times in eight games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Bryce Harper 123 .305 .409 .609 32 73 131
Matt Vierling 17 .323 .364 .452 0 2 10
Jean Segura 116 .298 .355 .446 12 50 135
J.T. Realmuto 115 .262 .342 .434 14 60 108
Brad Miller 123 .226 .318 .458 18 44 65
BestOdds rating 9.4
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Cubs Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won 28 of the 83 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (33.7%).
  • Chicago has played in 145 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 64 times (64-73-8).
  • The Cubs score the 21st-most runs in baseball (616 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Chicago was the moneyline underdog in seven of its last 10 games, and went 3-4 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Cubs and their opponents combined to go over the run total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Mills makes the start for the Cubs, his 17th of the season. He is 6-6 with a 4.35 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday against the Reds, the righty tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • Mills’ team is 7-9 over his 16 starts.
  • Mills has had 16 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined to hit the over in six of those outings.

Key Players

Frank Schwindel 39 .361 .401 .667 11 33 53
Patrick Wisdom 96 .240 .303 .540 26 52 72
Rafael Ortega 84 .284 .338 .473 10 32 69
Robinson Chirinos 41 .233 .337 .444 4 13 21
Alfonso Rivas 13 .276 .364 .414 1 2 8

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