Phillies Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on September 15, 2021

Odubel Herrera will try to get his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when his Philadelphia Phillies (72-72) take on the Chicago Cubs (66-79) on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia’s (-200 to win) Ranger Suarez gets the start against Chicago’s (+170) Alec Mills.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Phillies vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Suárez (PHI) Pitcher Mills (CHC)
6 – 4 W/L 6 – 6
78.0 IP 101.1
1.38 ERA 4.35
0.990 WHIP 1.360
9 K/9 6.6
3.1 BB/9 2.2

Phillies Probable Starter Ranger Suárez

  • The Phillies will send Suarez (6-4) out to make his ninth start of the season. He is 6-4 with a 1.38 ERA and 78 strikeouts through 78 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Thursday, the lefty threw six innings against the Rockies, allowing one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 20th in the league with 622 total runs scored while batting .232 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .403 slugging percentage (18th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 190 home runs (10th in the league).
  • The Phillies have been favored on the moneyline in six of Suarez’s starts this season, and they went 3-3 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Suárez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Bote 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ian Happ 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rafael Ortega 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Robinson Chirinos 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 3.000

Cubs Probable Starter Alec Mills

  • The Cubs will hand the ball to Mills (6-6) for his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in six innings pitched against the Reds on Wednesday.
  • The Phillies are batting .239 this season, 18th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .408 (15th in the league) with 177 home runs.
  • His team has been victorious in 45.5% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 5-6.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Mills

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jean Segura 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Bryce Harper 5 .600 3 1 2 .600 2.000
J.T. Realmuto 5 .600 3 1 4 .600 1.800
Andrew McCutchen 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Brad Miller 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Freddy Galvis 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Didi Gregorius 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies average 4.3 runs per home game compared to 4.8 per contest on the road.
  • The Phillies rank 14th in runs scored with 654, 4.5 per game.
  • The Phillies have won 48.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (38-40).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -200 or shorter, Philadelphia has a 3-3 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • In the 144 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Philadelphia, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 71 times (71-68-5).
  • Philadelphia was the moneyline favorite for seven of its last 10 games, and went 2-5 in those matchups.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored 622 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 278 runs (4 per game) while plating 344 total at home, an average of 4.6 per contest.
  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 82 times and won 29, or 35.4%, of those games.
  • This season, Chicago has won six of its 18 games, or 33.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least +170 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 64 of their 145 games with a total this season.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, Chicago has a record of 3-4.

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with 32 home runs and 73 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Harper ranks 14th in HR (32), ninth in AVG (.305), second in OBP (.409), and 11th in SLG (.609).
  • Harper takes a 10-game hitting streak into this matchup. Over that span he is batting .375 with a double, six home runs, eight walks and 10 RBIs.
  • Jean Segura is hitting .298 with 25 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Segura ranks 14th in AVG among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Segura brings an eight-game hitting streak into this game. During that streak he is batting .382 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and five RBIs.

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jean Segura 453 .298 69 12 50 .355 .801
Bryce Harper 430 .305 88 32 73 .409 1.018
Andrew McCutchen 428 .220 68 24 70 .331 .766
J.T. Realmuto 412 .262 57 14 60 .342 .776
Odúbel Herrera 383 .258 51 13 47 .314 .740
Didi Gregorius 314 .220 31 11 45 .277 .659
Brad Miller 288 .226 47 18 44 .318 .776
Ronald Torreyes 288 .243 28 6 36 .284 .631
Freddy Galvis 249 .249 36 9 26 .304 .718
Andrew Knapp 127 .150 11 2 11 .210 .430

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in runs batted in with 53 and has a batting average of .221.
  • Happ’s hits and RBI are not among league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in home runs with 26 while driving in 52 runs and slugging .540.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 411 .221 51 22 53 .309 .740
Willson Contreras 374 .225 52 18 43 .327 .736
Patrick Wisdom 300 .240 50 26 52 .303 .843
David Bote 262 .195 28 8 33 .260 .584
Rafael Ortega 243 .284 35 10 32 .338 .811
Matt Duffy 224 .259 34 3 20 .332 .653
Sergio Alcántara 173 .197 25 3 10 .295 .607
Frank Schwindel 147 .361 26 11 33 .401 1.068
Robinson Chirinos 90 .233 12 4 13 .337 .781
Austin Romine 47 .191 3 1 3 .191 .468

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