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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 6/29/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 6/29/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies (41-37) finish their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs (37-40) at Wrigley Field. The Phillies have won seven of their last ten games. Philadelphia trounced the Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday. Brandon Marsh led Philadelphia to win with three RBIs. The Phillies are third in the NL East.

The Philadelphia Phillies hit 142 two-baggers and 82 home homers. Philadelphia is slugging.415 and has struck out 716 times compared to 245 walks. The Philadelphia Phillies score 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. In the first half of the season, they had 687 hits, 326 RBIs, and a batting average of.257. They have an overall run total of 342 and an OBP of 323.

With a team earned run average of 4.19, the Phillies’ pitching staff has struck out 719 hitters this season, enough for 16th place in MLB. The Phillies’ pitchers are 16th in the league with 354 runs and 82 home runs allowed. Their pitching staff has walked 232 players this season, and their team’s FIP stands at 3.86. 632 base hits and 320 earned runs have been given up by Philadelphia (8.3 per nine innings). The pitching staff has a 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a combined WHIP of 1.26.

With 67 save opportunities thrown in, the Phillies bullpen has a save percentage of 73.3%. 38.8% of the 98 base runners that bullpen relievers have inherited this season have led to runs. The Phillies bullpen relievers have pitched in 64 games with runners on base and 81 games with high stakes. 262 pitchers from the Phillies’ bullpen have taken the mound for them this season. With 37 holds this season, the bullpen relievers are ranked 24th in the league. So far this year, they have made 22 saves. However, eight of their thirty save opportunities have gone unnoticed so far.

Taijuan Walker of the Philadelphia Phillies will make his 17th start on the mound. Walker has an 8-3 record with 83.1 innings pitched this year. Walker has 71 strikeouts and a 4.10 ERA. Only two runs were earned in Walker’s previous 14 innings. The Philadelphia Phillies allow 4.5 runs per game.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 6/29/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Chicago Cubs are presently in third position in the NL Central. Despite winning seven of their last 10 games, Chicago has lost two straight games. At home, the Cubs have a winning record of 20-18. Chicago has the 11th-best average of 4.6 runs per game in the MLB.

The Cubs have a slugging percentage of.399 and a 4.58 run-per-game average, which places them 12th in the league. They have produced 353 runs, 287 walks, and 115 two-run home runs. Chicago has 342 runs batted in for the season and 85 home runs. They are now in 10th place in the league with 641 base hits and 708 strikeouts. The Cubs’ current season batting average is.247, while their team on-base percentage is.328.

THE CUBS ‘ seasonal WHIP and FIP numbers are 1.264 and 4.01, respectively. They are presently ranked fourth in MLB with a staff total of 614 hits allowed. With 325 runs given up this season, Chicago’s pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.93 (296 earned runs allowed). Their

6.31 free passes compared to 243 strikeouts is an 8.40 ratio of walks to strikeouts. They are currently ranked 11th in the league with 4.31 runs per nine innings and 74 home runs allowed.

Chicago’s relievers have an inherited scoring rate of 30.3% on their 99 inherited runners. 55 times in high-stakes scenarios and 59 times with runners on base have their bullpen relievers entered the game. The Cubs have attempted 52 saves, including 35 holds and six unsuccessful attempts. They are now ranked 16th in baseball with 238 relievers deployed this season and a save percentage of 62.5%. Chicago has employed bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 16 save opportunities, and they have tallied 10 saves.

Kyle Hendricks of the Chicago Cubs will start in the circle for the ninth time. Hendricks has thrown 34.2 innings and compiled a 3-2 record this year. Hendricks has 18 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA. Hendricks pitched 6.1 innings in his most recent start, allowing one earned run on two hits. Regarding runs allowed per game (4.2), the Chicago Cubs are the 9th best club in MLB.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies. There is a solid reason why the Philadelphia Phillies are a little outsider on Thursday. Taijuan Walker has excelled for the Phillies and is after his ninth victory of the year. Nine of Philadelphia’s past twelve games have ended in victories. Pick the Phillies to win this series at Wrigley Field. Philadelphia Phillies are predicted to win 6-2 in the final score.

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023


MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -122

MLB Totals: 9


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