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Travis Wood, Alejandro Sanabia take mound in Marlins vs Cubs tilt

Chicago CubsMiami Marlins
April 27, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds

8-14TEAM RECORD5-18

The Marlins get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Travis Wood to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Marlins is Alejandro Sanabia, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 5.09 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as 111 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.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Marlins rated this week at No. 15 and the Cubs sitting at No. 4.

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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 2.6 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.3 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Miami owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Marlins on April 26. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Friday, with Scott Feldman throwing 6 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Miami, Sunday, April 28