The Chicago Cubs are struggling for the first time this season and will be in tough against Jose Fernandez and the Marlins today in Miami. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games — by far, their worst stretch of the season. Making things even more challenging for them today is the fact that that Fernandez does his best work at home.
- Fernandez has never pitched against the Cubs.
- The Cubs are 1-4 in their last five games in Miami.
- In 123 combined at-bats against Hammel, Marlins hitters have a .285 average.
So far this season, Fernandez is 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA and 76 K’s in 50.2 innings pitched at Marlins Park. Adding the Cubs’ recent struggles into the mix makes the Marlins the favorite today, opening the day at -152. Miami is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
The Cubs will counter with Jason Hammel who brings a 2.39 road ERA into the game. He’s likely not looking forward to facing Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who has a career .400 average against him. Coming in today at +142, the Cubs are 3-6 in their last nine games as road underdogs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Miami Marlins as -147 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-3.2 result in favor of 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
40-35 Miami battles the Cubs, currently with a 48-25 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Chicago injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Miami Marlins) and the No. 2 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Miami Marlins No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.16 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.26 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 9.27 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.52 per nine innings).
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 suffered a 9-6 loss against Miami on Saturday, as J Lackey wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.
- Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games
- Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Cincinnati, Monday, June 27th
Miami at Detroit, Tuesday, June 28th