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The Phillies have yet to win after the All-Star break dropping two straight contests against the Chicago Cubs. After a lopsided 15-2 affair on Friday night, the Phillies kept it competitive until they gave up five runs in extras to fall 6-2. The Chicago Cubs had lost nine straight before picking up a win against the Mets heading into the All-Star break and have followed that up with two more after the break.

The Phillies are not able to afford losses as they sit in third place in the National League East. They are 8.5 games down from first place and a game down from the last wild card spot in the National League. The Peacock games have been some eventful games this season, and on Sunday the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies will provide the entertainment as they wrap the three-game series. Avoiding a sweep is crucial for the Phillies.

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bet365 Sportsbook has the Phillies as a favorite laying -140 on the money line. The Chicago Cubs are +110 on the comeback line. A $100 wager on the Cubs completing the Phillies’ sweep would net a return of $110. If you feel confident the Phillies avoiding the sweep, you could buy the value with taking the run line. bet365 has the Phillies laying 1.5 with a +140 price.

The total is set to 10 with the over a little pricier at -115. The under is -105. There have been 25 runs score in the first two game of this series, but 15 of those were in game by the Cubs. The total is set high, partially because when these teams have met up the scoring has been high. The total is 20-8-1 to the over in the last 29 games between the Cubs and Phillies. The bullpens could get involved early in this game and both are shaky at best.

The starting pitchers in this game will feature two lefties in Drew Smyly and Bailey Falter. Drew Smyly carries a 4.22 ERA to go along with his 2-5 record. The Cubs have only won three games out of the 11 that Smyly has started. His last two starts he allowed five earned runs totaling just 6.1 innings. He has also only pitched six complete innings in one of his 11 starts. The Cubs bullpen sits near the bottom with an ERA sitting at 4.38.

Bailey Falter will be making another spot start due to mounting injuries in the Phillies rotation. He owns a 4.82 ERA and is 0-2 on the season. While his win-loss record is nothing to notice, the Phillies have won six of the last seven he has started.

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Until next time, enjoy the ride.

Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.

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