Jose Fernandez, Jeff Samardzija take mound in Cubs vs Marlins tilt
Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Miami battle on Wednesday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Miami puts its faith in starter Jose Fernandez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-6. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Jeff Samardzija, who owns a 8-11 record on the season with a 4.13 ERA.
The Cubs - Marlins odds would favor the Marlins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 9 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.7 per game.
Chicago owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 6-rated defense.
Miami won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Cubs on September 3. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 6-2 final on Tuesday in support of Tom Koehler at Wrigley Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Marlins at Cubs trends to consider:
Miami is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Miami is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
Chi Cubs are 6-16 SU in their last 22 games
Chi Cubs are 5-19 SU in their last 24 games at home
Miami home to Washington, Friday, September 6
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Friday, September 6