Edwin Jackson, Kevin Slowey take mound in Marlins vs Cubs tilt
Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds
The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Marlins Park against the Miami Marlins.
Miami sends Kevin Slowey out against Edwin Jackson for the Cubs in this game. Slowey is 0-2 with a 1.90 ERA on the season, while Jackson is 0-3 on the year and has a 4.84 ERA.
The Cubs were listed as 104 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 15 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 12 in the National League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cincinnati staff and losing 1-0 to the Reds on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
Last time out for Miami, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +138 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami got the job done in their last match in an 8-5 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Field behind starter Ricky Nolasco.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 3-4
After a win are 2-8
A few Cubs at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Miami
Miami is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Miami is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Chi Cubs at Miami, Friday, April 26