Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs - 9/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (68-86) vs Philadelphia Phillies (83-70)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Hayden Wesneski (2-1) (2.45) vs Aaron Nola (10-12) (3.28)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +150 / Philadelphia Phillies -185 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their series on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 83-70 this season and have lost three games in a row. Philadelphia lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.94 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average this season. The Phillies offense has scored 715 runs with a .254 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Kyle Schwarber is batting .212 with 42 home runs and 87 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola, who is 10-12 with a 3.28 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 192.1 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 68-86 this season and have won six of their last seven games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Chicago won three out of four games played against the Pirates. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 617 runs with a .240 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Ian Happ is batting .272 with 17 home runs and 70 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Hayden Wesneski, who is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP over 22 innings pitched this season.

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Philadelphia is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 road games. The under is 10-3-1 in Philadelphia’s last 14 Wednesday games. Chicago is 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 6-1 in their last 7 games. The under is 14-5 in Chicago’s last 19 games. The over is 10-3 in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings.

Philadelphia holds a slim lead over Milwaukee for the last wild card spot in the NL, but has not played well over their last few games. The Phillies are starting Aaron Nola, who has allowed four runs over his last 15 innings pitched. For the Cubs, Hayden Wesneski has allowed six runs over his last 22 innings pitched. The Cubs are playing well right now and Philadelphia has had trouble on the road recently. I will take a shot on the Cubs here.

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