Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies (21-24) and Chicago Cubs (20-25) matching up at Citizens Bank Park has a projected final score of 6-4 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Phillies, so it should be a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 1:35 PM ET on May 21.

The Phillies will give the ball to Taijuan Walker (3-2, 6.53 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Cubs will counter with Justin Steele (6-1, 2.44 ERA).

Cubs vs. Phillies Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET
  • Where: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Phillies Score Prediction

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

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Phillies

  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Cubs Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Cubs have posted a mark of 3-6.
  • In each of its previous 10 games with a listed over/under, Chicago and its foes have combined to beat the total in every game.
  • Oddsmakers have not posted a runline in any of the Cubs' past 10 matchups.
  • The Cubs have been victorious in nine, or 40.9%, of the 22 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has a mark of 8-11 in contests where bookmakers favor it by -105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 51.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Chicago scores the 11th-most runs in baseball (219 total, 4.9 per game).
  • Cubs pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.12 ERA this year, which ranks 14th in MLB.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 L 12-3 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
May 27 Reds - Justin Steele vs Brandon Williamson