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July 18, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Miami Marlins on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will turn to Jeff Samardzija and his 6-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Josh Johnson (5-6) to the hill.

View Miami vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Marlins listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 14 and the Marlins sitting at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Miami brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -116 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami rolled to a 9-5 win against Chicago on Tuesday, as Anibal Sanchez and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss 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 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Miami is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Miami
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Chi Cubs, Thursday, July 19

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