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Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Miami

Chicago CubsMiami Marlins
April 17, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Miami vs Chicago battle on Tuesday at Marlins Park as the Marlins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Josh Johnson will take the mound for Miami, and he'll carry a 0-2 record into the contest. Ryan Dempster gets the ball for Chicago; he's 0-1 so far this season.

View Chi Cubs vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this one will find them as -175 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Marlins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 11 in the National League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.7 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 10-3 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-3 on Sunday behind a start from Jake Westbrook at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Miami was a 5-4 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Miami at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins beat Houston in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Marlins Park in MLB wagering action.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Cubs at Marlins trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Miami is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Miami, Wednesday, April 18

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