Phillies Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 23, 2022

Written By Staff on July 23, 2022

Nelson Velazquez leads the Chicago Cubs (36-57) into a contest with the Philadelphia Phillies (49-44) after he homered twice in a 15-2 win over the Phillies. It starts at 6:05 PM ET on Saturday. Philadelphia (-175 to win) has Zack Wheeler starting, while Chicago (+148) will counter with Marcus Stroman.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of July 23, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Phillies vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wheeler (PHI) Pitcher Stroman (CHC)
8 – 5 W/L 3 – 5
99.2 IP 55.2
2.89 ERA 4.69
1.084 WHIP 1.150
9.8 K/9 8.7
2 BB/9 2.4

Phillies Probable Starter Zack Wheeler

  • Wheeler makes the start for the Phillies, his 18th of the season. He is 8-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 99 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Wednesday, July 13 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when the right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.89, with 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 17 games this season. Opponents are hitting .229 against him.
  • Wheeler has collected 11 quality starts this season.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has a collective .246 batting average, and is 12th in the league with 779 total hits and 18th in MLB play with 401 runs scored. It has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.396) and ranks 18th in home runs (92) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 32-year-old ranks 18th in ERA (2.89), 21st in WHIP (1.084), and 12th in K/9 (9.8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Wheeler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Ortega 12 .250 3 0 2 .250 .500
Yan Gomes 11 .455 5 1 4 .500 1.227
Willson Contreras 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .572
Nico Hoerner 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.334
David Bote 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 2 .500 1 1 4 .667 2.667
Patrick Wisdom 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Marcus Stroman

  • The Cubs’ Stroman (3-5) will make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, July 16, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the New York Mets, giving up one earned run while allowing one hit.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 4.69 and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .229.
  • In 11 starts this season, he’s earned three quality starts.
  • The Phillies have scored 433 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They have 772 hits, 14th in baseball, with 122 home runs (sixth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Stroman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Didi Gregorius 38 .289 11 2 6 .325 .930
Nick Castellanos 17 .118 2 1 4 .167 .461
J.T. Realmuto 14 .357 5 0 1 .400 .757
Alec Bohm 11 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Rhys Hoskins 11 .091 1 0 0 .231 .322
Kyle Schwarber 9 .444 4 1 2 .500 1.389
Odúbel Herrera 6 .333 2 0 1 .444 .777
Johan Camargo 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies are 31-25 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 55.4% of those games).
  • Philadelphia has gone 10-4 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -175 or shorter (71.4%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Phillies have an implied win probability of 63.6%.
  • Philadelphia has had an over/under set by bookmakers 93 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 48 of those games (48-42-3).
  • The Phillies have collected a 47-46-0 record against the spread this season (covering 50.5% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 66 games this season and won 26 (39.4%) of those contests.
  • Chicago is 7-15 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +148 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 40.3% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 42 of their 93 chances.
  • The Cubs are 47-46-0 ATS in their 93 games with a spread this season.

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Kyle Schwarber is leading the Phillies with 71 hits, while batting .209 with 12 doubles, 30 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Schwarber’s batting average ranks 147th, his on-base percentage ranks 99th, and he is 16th in the league in slugging.
  • Rhys Hoskins has 18 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 46 walks while hitting .244, and paces his team with a .338 on-base percentage.
  • Among qualified hitters, Hoskins’ batting average ranks 99th, his on-base percentage ranks 62nd, and he is 35th in the league in slugging.
  • J.T. Realmuto is hitting .253 with 14 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 26 walks.
  • Realmuto enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .500 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Alec Bohm has 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 18 walks while batting .276.
  • Bohm takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .375 with a double, two home runs, three walks and eight RBI.

Phillies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 359 .248 36 8 46 .294 .664
Kyle Schwarber 340 .209 63 30 59 .316 .825
Rhys Hoskins 340 .244 49 19 44 .338 .814
Alec Bohm 315 .276 43 6 35 .314 .701
J.T. Realmuto 289 .253 42 8 38 .327 .725
Bryson Stott 204 .186 27 6 26 .256 .560
Didi Gregorius 179 .229 15 1 17 .291 .632
Odúbel Herrera 173 .243 21 5 19 .283 .676
Johan Camargo 145 .241 8 3 15 .302 .626
Matt Vierling 137 .234 19 3 13 .310 .653

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .448, fueled by 34 extra-base hits.
  • Happ is 37th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 56th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 75 hits and an OBP of .372 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Contreras’ batting average places him 75th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 40th in slugging.
  • Nico Hoerner has 85 hits this season and has a slash line of .304/.340/.421.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .221 with a .317 OBP and 47 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 324 .281 42 9 44 .369 .817
Patrick Wisdom 317 .221 48 17 47 .317 .759
Willson Contreras 291 .258 50 14 36 .372 .843
Nico Hoerner 280 .304 30 5 29 .340 .761
Frank Schwindel 245 .237 22 8 34 .281 .661
Rafael Ortega 220 .236 24 4 23 .332 .687
Christopher Morel 219 .274 39 9 27 .343 .827
Seiya Suzuki 189 .286 25 7 28 .369 .845
Yan Gomes 164 .213 11 3 12 .231 .542
Alfonso Rivas 164 .232 19 3 23 .316 .633

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