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MLB Betting Line Favors the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins

The visiting Miami Marlins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

Jason Hammel gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Tom Koehler brings a 6-4 ledger to the game for the Miami Marlins as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.1 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 42-35 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 34-46 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 20 (Miami Marlins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.95 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.11 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.32 hits per game so far, less than Miami Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.62 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Marlins enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Giants on Thursday, with J Fernandez throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 6-1 final on Thursday in support of J Arrieta at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
  • Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Chicago, Saturday, July 4th