Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 9-28-22

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 9/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 9/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Philadelphia Phillies will meet with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, IL on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 7:40 PM ET.


The Phillies have a 3.96 team ERA thus far this season, ranking them 18th in MLB, and their staff struck out 1,342 batters. They faced 439 walks this season, and as a team, they have a 3.61 FIP.


Their pitching staff has a combined WHIP of 1.25, and they have a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.06. Pitchers for the Phillies surrendered 647 runs overall and 141 home homers (14th in baseball). 


Aaron Nola will start on the mound for the Phillies in this game. Nola took the ball for 1,215 frames and currently has 1,363 career knockouts. His WHIP is 1.131 and his ERA is 3.61 (488 earned runs allowed). He walked 326 times and gave up 1,049 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings).


With 4,975 batters faced over the course of his major league career, Nola (77-61 record) has a FIP of 3.29. 


  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 1-4 SU in their previous 5 contests against the Chi Cubs. 
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches on the road. 
  • The total went OVER in 6 of the team’s last 7 meetings when playing on the road against the Cubs.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/28/2022


This season, the pitching staff for the Cubs has a FIP of 4.44 and a team WHIP of 1.321. With 1,286 hits allowed as a pitching staff, they are 20th in MLB.


The Chicago pitching staff has a collective ERA of 4.16 and gave up 717 runs this season (630 earned runs relinquished).


Their ratio of strikeouts to walks is 2.53. (1,305 strikeouts against 516 free passes). They gave up 205 long balls and 4.73 runs every nine innings (23rd in MLB). 


The Chicago Cubs’ pitcher will be Hayden Wesneski. Wesneski has 24 strikeouts over 22 innings and 14 hits surrendered during his professional baseball career. He has a WHIP of 0.818, a FIP of 3.3, and 6 earned runs allowed.


He faced 84 opposing hitters so far in his career, and he currently has a strikeout to walk ratio of 6.00. Wesneski (career record of 2-1) has a 2.45 ERA and allows 5.7 hits per nine innings. 


  • The total went UNDER in 13 of the Chi Cubs’ last 18 matches. 
  • The Chicago Cubs are 6-1 SU in their previous 7 games. 
  • The total went OVER in 9 of the Cubs’ previous 13 contests against the Phillies.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia defeated the Cubs in four of the last five games played at Wrigley Field.


The Phillies are successful against teams from the National League Central, winning 12 of their past 14. Chicago dropped four of its previous five home games.


Starting pitcher Aaron Nola for Philadelphia is coming off a strong performance in which the right-hander gave up just four hits and no runs over six innings to help Philadelphia defeat Atlanta last Friday by a score of 9-1.


The Philadelphia Phillies will prevail by a predicted score of 5-2.


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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 9/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM (EDT)


Location: Wrigley Field, IL 


Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022




MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -185


MLB Totals: 7 


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