Free MLB Pick: Marlins vs Cubs Odds
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(57-49) Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs (64-41)
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Time: 8:05PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Marlins RH Jose Fernandez (12-5, 2.79 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Jason Hammel (10-5, 3.23)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Marlins -106
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Marlins and Cubs continue their 3 game set on Tuesday night.
This will be one of the top games on the slate as Jose Fernandez opposes Jason Hammel.
Miami knows the road ahead is tough, but they remain right in the middle of the playoff race.
The Marlins sit 4.5 games behind Washington in the NL East and currently hold the 2nd Wild Card spot in the NL.
OF Ichiro Suzuki continues to push for 3000 hits, but failed to get to 2999 on Monday as he hit into a double play in his pinch hit appearance.
Miami will have their best chance to win here in this series as they send out ace Jose Fernandez. On the season, Fernandez sits at 12-5 with an ERA of 2.79.
In 9 straight starts, Fernandez has struck out at least 7 batters.
In Miami back on June 26, Fernandez struck out 13 and gave up jut one run on four hits over 7.0 innings of work.
The Cubs have restored some order in the NL Central.
After limping into the break, they have came out in the 2nd half 11-6 and restored their 8.0 game lead in the division.
The pitching staff, which was boosted at the deadline with plenty of bullpen arms, has been dominant. Chicago’s staff has tossed 18 scoreless innings.
Jason Hammel takes the hill here for the Cubs, who has won 3 straight starts and has improved to 10-5 on the season with a 3.23 ERA.
Hammel has been dicey against the Marlins, going 2-5 with a 3.97 ERA in 11 career games. He turned in a quality start back on June 26, but got no help from the offense in a loss to Marlins starter Tuesday, Jose Fernandez.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Marlins are 9-2 in their last 11 games following a loss.
- Marlins are 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cubs are 44-17 in their last 61 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cubs are 60-27 in their last 87 home games.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs at home as underdogs isn’t something you see every day.
Runs will be at a premium here though, which is where the real value lies.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER
While the Wrigley Field total hasn’t been released yet, this is still a spot to expect very low scoring chances, which will keep the total small.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 2- Marlins 1
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