Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-19-2023

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will go against the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action in Citizens Bank Park, PA, on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 7:05 PM ET.


The Cubs had an excellent start to the season, capturing 12 of their first 19 matches. The Cubs’ recent hot streak ended as they dropped 14 of their previous 19 games.


In addition to getting swept in three games by the Astros in Houston, the current five-game losing skid also includes losses in the final two games of a three-game road series against the Twins.


Regarding road money line profit, they could have been a better team for sports bettors, placing 25th at (-$461), according to The Cubs have an 11-10 run line record on the road. 


Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.24 ERA) will debut on Friday. Stroman pitched admirably this season overall, but Chicago is only 3-6 in his starts.


In a 16-3 defeat to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, Stroman had his roughest start of the year, surrendering six earned runs in 2.2 innings of work.


Stroman made four road starts this season, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA. Since 2021, Stroman faced the Phillies seven times and has a 1.66 ERA in those contests.


Additionally, in 116 career at-bats, Stroman only allowed a .198 batting average to active Phillies hitters.


  • The total went OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs’ last eight matches.
  • The Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their previous five games.
  • The Chi Cubs are 6-0 SU in their last six matches against Philadelphia.

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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 5/19/2023


Before falling to the Houston Astros in the World Series in six games, the Phillies won the National League Pennant the previous year. The current season needed to be more consistent and up and down.


The Phillies started the season with a losing skid of four games, lost six consecutive matches from April 30 to May 6, and are currently on another losing streak of four.


The Phillies won five straight games, including victories against the Red Sox, Toronto, and Colorado, before beginning their losing run.


Southpaw Ranger Suarez (0-0, 6.75 ERA), who made his season debut last Saturday and pitched four innings of relief in the Phillies’ 7-4 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field, will take the mound on Friday.


Suarez made 29 starts last year and had a 10-7 record with a 3.65 ERA. In 13 starts at home, Suarez was 4-4 with a 4.27 ERA. Suarez pitched three times against the Cubs since 2021, recording a respectable 2.77 ERA.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last seven matches.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 1-4 SU in their previous five matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last five games against Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies.


In light of both teams’ prior performances, it is predicted that this game will be closely contested into the late innings, with the bullpens having a significant impact.


In contrast to the Cubs’ bullpen’s 6.64 ERA and 1.63 ERA over the last ten games, the Phillies’ bullpen has a 1.13 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.


There will be a great deal of pressure on both sides to end the losing streak, but in their last 31 home games against teams with a losing record, the Phillies are 23-8.


The Cubs’ record against losing teams in their previous 12 games is just 3-9. The Philadelphia Phillies will win to a predicted score of 6-4.


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Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/19/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET


Location: Citizens Bank Park, PA


Date: Friday, May 19, 2023




MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs +114


MLB Totals: 8.5


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