Phillies vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

Phillies vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

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Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Game Preview

Date: July 4, 2024 | Time: 11:20 AM | Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Introduction

The Chicago Cubs are set to host the Philadelphia Phillies in the series finale at Wrigley Field. After dropping the first two games of the series, the Cubs aim to avoid a sweep and capitalize on their home field advantage against one of the top teams in the league.

 

Chicago Cubs Analysis

Hitting Performance

The Cubs' lineup, though struggling with a team batting average of .227, has shown resilience. Cody Bellinger and Christopher Morel have provided occasional power, but consistency at the plate is needed to overcome their opponents.

Pitching Performance

Jameson Taillon takes the mound with a decent ERA of 3.03. His stability and experience will be crucial for the Cubs to fend off the Phillies' potent offense.

Recent Team Performances

Having lost the first two games of the series against the Phillies, the Cubs are looking to bounce back. Despite recent struggles, they managed to snatch a victory against Milwaukee prior to this series, showing they can compete with formidable teams.

 

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

Hitting Performance

With one of the league's best records, the Phillies boast a powerful lineup led by Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm. Their ability to drive in runs and go deep has them positioned as one of the top offensive squads.

Pitching Performance

Cristopher Sanchez, sporting a 2.41 ERA, has been a revelation for the Phillies. His pitching prowess will be pivotal in trying to secure a series sweep at Wrigley Field.

Recent Team Performances

The Phillies have maintained their strong form, winning three of their last five games, including the first two games of the current series, showcasing their ability to close out games effectively.

 

Prediction

Given the difficulty of sweeping any team, particularly at their home field, and considering the Cubs' need to rebound from recent losses, the prediction leans towards a Cubs victory. Expect Chicago to leverage their home crowd and Taillon's pitching to avoid the sweep.

Pick: Chicago Cubs ML.

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