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Miami Marlins home to Cubs in baseball betting action

Chicago CubsMiami Marlins
April 18, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD5-6

Marlins Park hosts an MLB battle between the Miami Marlins and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Matt Garza, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Marlins trot Mark Buehrle to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2012.

View Chi Cubs vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this one will find them as -119 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Marlins and the league No. 4-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Cubs average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 6.2 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Marlins on April 17. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Miami on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Cubs at Marlins trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

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