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Cubs Have Been Hard To Watch On The Road

The Chicago Cubs aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire like many expected and their terrible play on the road is a big reason why. The Cubbies have gone a dreadful 3-11 SU and against the runline in their past 14 games away from Wrigley Field while scoring two or fewer runs in seven of those outings. The Cubs kick off an 11-game road trip when they visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Anthony Rizzo is 11-for-29 with 5 HRs and 12 RBIs in his career against Jeff Locke.
  • The Marlins are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
  • The Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the Marlins.

Jake Arrieta has not been the ace that everyone universally expected for the Cubs so far and he will try to get back on track at Marlins Park on Thursday. Arrieta has been struggling to go deep into games, as the righty has not made it through the fifth in his past two starts and has thrown less than 90 pitches in five of his past nine.

Jeff Locke flashes the ability to be a solid, middle-of-the-rotation arm but he simply can’t get out of innings. The lefty has given up 10 of his 11 runs against this season with two outs while allowing opponents to hit .345 in that spot. Locke pitched 5.2 innings of one-run ball during his lone start at home for the Marlins this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Cubs were -150 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.2 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins bring a 32-38 record to the battle against the 36-35 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Miami Marlins, most recently No. 4 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Miami Marlins No. 15 ranked offense (4.73 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 4.45 runs allowed per game. The Miami Marlins have been averaging 9.24 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.55 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Padres on Wednesday, with E Butler throwing 4 innings of 5-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

The Marlins struck out early and often against M Scherzer in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 11 times in a 2-1 win over Washington on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Miami is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Miami is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Miami is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Miami, Friday, June 23rd