Saturday's contest features the Chicago Cubs (20-24) and the Philadelphia Phillies (20-24) clashing at Citizens Bank Park in what is expected to be a tight matchup, with a projected 6-4 victory for the Cubs according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 4:05 PM ET on May 20.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Phillies will send Aaron Nola (3-3) to the mound, while Jameson Taillon (0-2) will take the ball for the Cubs.

Cubs vs. Phillies Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET
  • Where: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: NBCS-PH
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Phillies Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Cubs 6, Phillies 5.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Phillies

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Cubs Performance Insights

  • The Cubs have played as the underdog in eight of their past 10 games and have gone 3-5 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Chicago and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on nine occasions.
  • Oddsmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Cubs' past 10 games.
  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 21 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (42.9%) in those contests.
  • This season, Chicago has come away with a win three times in seven chances when named as an underdog of at least +135 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 42.6% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Chicago is the 10th-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 4.9 runs per game (216 total).
  • Cubs pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.98 ERA this year, which ranks 11th in MLB.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 14 @ Twins L 16-3 Marcus Stroman vs Louie Varland
May 15 @ Astros L 6-4 Jameson Taillon vs Framber Valdez
May 16 @ Astros L 7-3 Justin Steele vs Cristian Javier
May 17 @ Astros L 7-6 Drew Smyly vs J.P. France
May 19 @ Phillies W 10-1 Marcus Stroman vs Ranger Suárez
May 20 @ Phillies - Jameson Taillon vs Aaron Nola
May 21 @ Phillies - Justin Steele vs Taijuan Walker
May 23 Mets - Drew Smyly vs Kodai Senga
May 24 Mets - Marcus Stroman vs Tylor Megill
May 25 Mets - Jameson Taillon vs Carlos Carrasco
May 26 Reds - Justin Steele vs Hunter Greene