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Moneyline Favors Chicago Cubs in MLB Battle with Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Marlins Park.

Jon Lester gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday; he's 4-4 on the season. The Miami Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Justin Nicolino, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Miami Marlins as 138 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.3-1.4 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 33-39 record to the battle against the 37-36 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. 16 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Miami Marlins No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.64 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.7 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 9.12 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.08 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins's No. 20-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Urena shut down the Cubs in their last game, striking out 3 in a 2-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Miami is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Miami is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Miami is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Miami, Sunday, June 25th