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MLB betting line favors Marlins over Cubs

Chicago CubsMiami Marlins
April 28, 1:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds

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

The Marlins will rely on Ricky Nolasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Carlos Villanueva will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Ricky Nolasco is 1-2 this season, and Carlos Villanueva is 1-0.

View Chi Cubs vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Marlins as -105 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 2.5 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.3 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -109 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 3-2 final on Saturday in support of Travis Wood at Marlins Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to San Diego, Monday, April 29
Miami home to NY Mets, Monday, April 29