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MLB Game Preview - Marlins underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago

Florida MarlinsChicago Cubs
July 17, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Florida Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Odds

45-49TEAM RECORD38-57

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Florida duelling Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago sends Randy Wells out against Chris Volstad for the Marlins in this game. Wells is 1-3 with a 6.80 ERA on the season, while Volstad is 5-8 on the year and has a 5.40 ERA.

View Florida vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -115 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Cubs) and the No. 9 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida was a 13-3 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Florida at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Marlins hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Javier Vazquez struck out 10 batters in 13-3 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Cubs trends to consider:
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Florida's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at NY Mets, Monday, July 18
Chi Cubs home to Philadelphia, Monday, July 18