MLB Matchups  >>  Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chi Cubs Cubs Preview 04/06/2014

The Chicago Cubs will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.

The Phillies will trot AJ Burnett out to the mound in this one. Righthander Burnett has a 0-0 record and a 1.50 ERA this season.

The Cubs will counter Burnett with Carlos Villanueva. Righthander Villanueva has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 124-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Phillies were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Philadelphia: 3-2 SU
Chicago: 1-4 SU
PHILADELPHIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

NEXT UP:
Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 7
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 8