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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins

The fans at Marlins Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Edwin Jackson in this one. Righthander Jackson is 0-3 this season with a 4.84 ERA.

The Marlins will counter Jackson with Kevin Slowey. Righthander Slowey has a 1.90 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Chicago was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Miami, they were an 8-5 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +138 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Chicago: 6-14 SU
Miami: 5-16 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Miami most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 3-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Miami
Miami is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Miami is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Miami home to Chi Cubs, Friday, April 26