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July 17, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Odds

43-46TEAM RECORD36-52

The Chicago Cubs host Miami on Tuesday, looking to build on their 36-52 mark against the 43-46 Marlins in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Travis Wood for the Cubs (4-3 on the year) and Anibal Sanchez for Miami (4-6 so far).

View Miami vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 999 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Miami was a 5-3 winner at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Miami at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Edwin Jackson and the Nationals 5-3 on Monday at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 winner at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Chicago at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Arizona on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Matt Garza.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Cubs trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
Miami is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games

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

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