After ending a four game losing streak yesterday vs the Marlins, the Cubs will look to get a winning streak going, and they’re sending the right man to the mound to do so. In five day starts this season, John Lackey has been excellent, posting a 4-0 record and a 1.26 ERA. Overall this month, he’s pitching at an elite level, with a 1.75 ERA in four starts.
- Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitting .381 in June with six home runs.
- Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton has 11 hits in his last nine games.
- Miami is 6-3 in their last nine home games.
The Marlins will counter with right hander Paul Clemens who has just one start under his belt this season where he allowed three solo home runs against in a home loss to the Rockies on Monday.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Cubs as the favorite in this one, opening the day at -173. They’ve performed well in this spot recently, posting a 7-3 record in their last 10 games as road favorites. The Marlins have struggled as home underdogs, going 3-7 in their last 10 games in that situation.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Miami Marlins were listed as 168 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-3.1 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
39-35 Miami battles the Cubs, currently with a 48-24 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Chicago injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Miami Marlins and the league No. 2-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 16 at 8.53 hits per game. That compares with the Miami Marlins No. 7 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Miami has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago rolled to a 5-4 win against Miami on Friday, as K Hendricks and the Cubs’ bats led the team to victory at Marlins Park.
- Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games
- Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Miami, Sunday, June 26th