PHILADELPHIA vs. CHICAGO CUBS 5/22/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The PHILADELPHIA and the CHICAGO CUBS will both be gunning for a victory on 5/22/2019 at 8:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Philadelphia Phillies (28-20) at Chicago Cubs (28-18)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 22 – 8:05 PM EST
WHERE: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, NBCS Philadelphia, NBCS Chicago
LINE: -140
PREDICTION: Cubs 5, Phillies 1

Oddsmakers currently have the CHICAGO CUBS listed as -140 point favorites versus the PHILADELPHIA, while the game’s total is sitting at .

The Philadelphia Phillies will encounter a familiar face on the mound Wednesday, when they play the third contest of their four-game series against the host Chicago Cubs. Cole Hamels, who earned the 2008 World Series Most Valuable Player honors with the Phillies, will square off against the club for the first time in his career.

Javier Baez slapped the game-winning single in Tuesday’s 3-2 triumph for Chicago, which has alternated losses and wins over the last six games as it clings to first place in the NL Central. Kris Bryant answered an 0-for-5 performance in Monday’s 5-4 setback by reaching base four times (three hits, one walk) and scoring two runs, including the tying one in the ninth inning. Philadelphia’s Jean Segura doubled in the opening frame to extend his hitting streak to 12 games while Cesar Hernandez has gone 9-for-20 with three doubles and a triple in his last five contests. Andrew McCutchen, who recorded a two-run single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, is 8-for-27 against Hamels while fellow former NL MVP Bryce Harper is 8-for-34.

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PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies LH Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.77 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Cole Hamels (4-0 3.13)

Irvin followed his impressive major-league debut with his second win in as many starts, permitting four runs – three earned – and five hits in six innings of a 5-4 victory versus Colorado. The 25-year-old helped himself at the plate by working a 10-pitch walk in his first big-league at-bat, setting up McCutchen’s two-run homer. Irvin, however, did himself no favors with a pair of fielding errors in the second inning, leading to the Rockies scoring the first run of the game.

Hamels posted a 114-90 record with Philadelphia from 2006-15 before being traded to Texas in July 2015. The 35-year-old snapped a string of four straight no-decisions on Friday after allowing two runs in five innings of a 14-6 victory at Washington. The Cubs own a 7-2 mark in games started by Hamels despite the hurler surrendering a homer in seven of those outings.


1. Philadelphia 1B Rhys Hoskins is 1-for-20 in his last six games.

2. Chicago C Willson Contreras is 8-for-20 with five RBIs over his last five contests.

3. Phillies 3B Maikel Franco has notched a hit and scored a run in each of his last three games.

PREDICTION: Cubs 5, Phillies 1

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