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Clayton Richard Cubs at Home vs Miami Marlins in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Miami Marlins pay a visit to Chicago on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball betting action at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Clayton Richard to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jarred Cosart will be his counterpart for the Miami Marlins. Clayton Richard is 0-1 this season, and Jarred Cosart is 1-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Chicago Cubs in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -133 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 5 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.2 win for the Cubs. A 4.1-3.2 result in favor of the Cubs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

42-36 Chicago battles the Marlins, currently with a 35-46 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Miami injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 8 and the Miami Marlins sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 23-rated offense, averaging 3.91 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.07 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.29 hits per game so far, less than Miami Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.58 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami rolled to a 2-1 win against Chicago on Friday, as T Koehler and the Marlins' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Chicago, Sunday, July 5th