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Chicago CubsFlorida Marlins
May 19, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs Florida Marlins Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday as host Florida battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Casey Coleman for the Cubs on the hill facing Chris Volstad for the Marlins. Coleman brings a 1-3 mark to the game, while Volstad is 2-2 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as -165 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Chicago was a 7-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Florida on Wednesday at Sun Life Stadium behind starter Ryan Dempster.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-0
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

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

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Boston, Friday, May 20
Florida home to Tampa Bay, Friday, May 20

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