The MLB is back in action on Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies will clash with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois in game one of their three-game series. The Phillies will give the nod to the 24 years old pitched Zach Eflin and the Cubs will counter with Kyle Hendricks.
Philadelphia Phillies Form
The Philadelphia Phillies have dropped their form in the last few games. The Phillies had problems with the Giants, especially in their last game as they lost with a score of 6-1. They will need to improve their offensive potential if they want to get their season back on track. The Phillies have averaged 3.52 runs per game and have allowed 4.41 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Phillies have some below average stats as they are placed on the 19th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.19 runs per game, while also being 25th in hitting at .233 and 22nd place in homers with a total of 60 so far this season. On the mound, they are one of the best teams as they are placed on the 5th spot in the league in ERA at 3.47, while also being 11th in WHIP at 1.23 and 12th in K’s with 512. The pen for the Phillies rank 10th in the league with a 3.59 ERA.
Chicago Cubs Form
The Chicago Cubs are one of the teams that are enjoying a good form in recent weeks. The Cubs thrashed the New York Mets and their recent record stands at seven wins in their last eight games. They head into this game in high spirits and the expectations are that they will dominate this game. The Cubs have averaged 5.23 runs per game and have allowed 4.15 runs per game here at home so far.
Kyle Hendricks record against the Phillies stands at 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA in four starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cubs are one of the best teams in the league as they are the 3rd team in the league in scoring, putting up 5.23 runs per game, while also being on the 1st place in hitting at .266 and 18th in homers with a total of 63 so far. On the mound, they have been very solid as they are placed on the 2nd spot in the league in ERA at 3.18, while also holding the 14th in WHIP at 1.26 and 15th in K’s with 495. The pen for the Cubs ranks 2nd in the league with a 2.59 ERA.
The Phillies are struggling at the moment and they will need a very solid performance if they want to get something out of this game. However, the reality is that they will face an in-form Chicago team and I expect the Cubs to continue their dominance in this game. I look for the Cubs to get a dominant win in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Philadephia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs on 6/5/2018 is: Take the Chicago Cubs -200 (money line bet)
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