Phillies Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 22, 2022

Written By Staff on July 21, 2022

The Philadelphia Phillies (49-43) host the Chicago Cubs (35-57) on Friday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies head into the matchup after a series win over the Marlins, and the Cubs are coming off a series loss to the Mets. Philadelphia (-130 to win) has Kyle Gibson set to start, and Chicago (+110) will counter with Justin Steele.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of July 22, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Phillies vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gibson (PHI) Pitcher Steele (CHC)
5 – 3 W/L 3 – 6
97.1 IP 82.1
4.35 ERA 4.15
1.202 WHIP 1.409
7.4 K/9 8.6
2.4 BB/9 4

Phillies Probable Starter Kyle Gibson

  • Gibson gets the start for the Phillies, his 19th of the season. He is 5-3 with a 4.35 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Friday against the Miami Marlins, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 34-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.35, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents are hitting .245 against him.
  • Gibson is aiming for his third straight quality start.
  • He will match up with a Cubs squad that is batting .243 as a unit (14th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .390 (15th in MLB) with 88 total home runs (20th in MLB).
  • This season, the 34-year-old ranks 54th in ERA (4.35), 40th in WHIP (1.202), and 46th in K/9 (7.4) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Gibson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 32 .375 12 2 5 .412 1.037
Rafael Ortega 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .500
Frank Schwindel 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alfonso Rivas 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
David Bote 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Patrick Wisdom 2 .500 1 1 2 .667 2.667
Ian Happ 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willson Contreras 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • The Cubs’ Steele (3-6) will make his 17th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, July 14, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, giving up three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 4.15 ERA this season with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4 walks per nine across 17 games.
  • He has four quality starts in 16 chances this season.
  • The Phillies have scored 431 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They have 766 hits, 12th in baseball, with 120 home runs (fifth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Steele

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Castellanos 8 .500 4 1 1 .500 1.625
Kyle Schwarber 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies have gone 31-24 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 56.4% of those games).
  • Philadelphia has a 20-19 record (winning 51.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -130 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Phillies a 56.5% chance to win.
  • Philadelphia has had an over/under set by bookmakers 92 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 47 of those games (47-42-3).
  • The Phillies have gone 47-45-0 against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 65 games this season and won 25 (38.5%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has entered 51 games this season as the underdog by +110 or more and is 19-32 in those contests.
  • The Cubs have a 47.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 41 of their 92 games with a total.
  • The Cubs are 46-46-0 ATS in their 92 games with a spread this season.

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Kyle Schwarber is leading the Phillies with 70 hits, while batting .208 with 12 doubles, 29 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Schwarber’s batting average ranks 147th, his on-base percentage ranks 96th, and he is 19th in the league in slugging.
  • Rhys Hoskins’ .337 on-base percentage paces his team, and he has 17 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 45 walks while hitting .244.
  • Hoskins currently ranks 100th in batting average, 63rd in on base percentage, and 35th in slugging among qualifying batters.
  • J.T. Realmuto has 14 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 24 walks while hitting .251.
  • Realmuto enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .421 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Alec Bohm is hitting .276 with 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 17 walks.
  • Bohm has safely hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .382 with a double, a triple, two home runs, two walks and eight RBI.

Phillies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 354 .251 36 8 46 .297 .673
Rhys Hoskins 336 .244 49 19 44 .337 .813
Kyle Schwarber 336 .208 62 29 58 .317 .820
Alec Bohm 312 .276 43 6 35 .312 .700
J.T. Realmuto 287 .251 42 8 38 .322 .719
Bryson Stott 202 .188 27 6 26 .255 .562
Didi Gregorius 175 .234 15 1 17 .297 .646
Odúbel Herrera 172 .244 21 5 19 .284 .679
Johan Camargo 144 .243 8 3 15 .304 .630
Matt Vierling 134 .231 19 3 13 .305 .648

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .807, fueled by an OBP of .364 and a team-best slugging percentage of .443 this season.
  • Among all the qualifying batters in the majors, Happ’s batting average ranks 44th, his on-base percentage is 25th, and he is 60th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras has 73 hits and an OBP of .366, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Among all qualified players, Contreras ranks 79th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage and 49th in slugging percentage.
  • Nico Hoerner has collected 84 base hits, an OBP of .344 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been key for Chicago with 69 hits, an OBP of .316 plus a slugging percentage of .441.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 318 .274 41 9 42 .364 .807
Patrick Wisdom 313 .220 48 17 46 .316 .757
Willson Contreras 288 .253 48 13 35 .366 .821
Nico Hoerner 274 .307 29 5 27 .344 .767
Frank Schwindel 240 .238 22 8 34 .283 .666
Rafael Ortega 217 .240 24 4 23 .333 .692
Christopher Morel 214 .266 36 9 26 .338 .815
Seiya Suzuki 184 .272 23 6 26 .355 .806
Yan Gomes 164 .213 11 3 12 .231 .542
Alfonso Rivas 161 .236 17 3 23 .313 .636

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