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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs

A winning streak will be on the line for the Chicago Cubs on Monday when they battle the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field.

The Marlins will give the ball to starter Henderson Alvarez in this one. Righthander Alvarez is 2-3 this season with a 3.90 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Travis Wood. The lefthander has a 3.09 ERA to go along with a 8-10 record this season.

Miami won its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Braves on September 1. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Cubs were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 50-85 SU
Chicago: 58-78 SU

Miami most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Miami
Chi Cubs are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games
Chi Cubs are 5-17 SU in their last 22 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Miami, Tuesday, September 3