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(47-22) Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins (38-34)
Date: Thursday June 23, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, FLA
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs Wei-Yin Chen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -173
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MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Cubs continue to be the toast of the MLB this year, with a league best 47-22 on the season.
The team overall has been great and continues to promote top young talent to the big league squad and find playing time for them.
It’s hard to pinpoint just a few bright spots in the lineup, as so many players have continued to contribute for the Cubs this year up and down the lineup. First baseman Anthony Rizzo and 3B Kris Bryant share the team lead with 17 homers.
Ben Zobrist has a .311 average and 9 HR, and also leads the team with 44 walks.
Dexter Fowler, though now injured, was a power-speed threat at the top of the lineup. Jason Heyward is starting to turn his numbers around of late and call ups Albert Almora and Willson Contreras are off to nice career starts.
Jon Lester may not be the ace of the squad, but he isn’t far behind Jake Arrieta’s 11 wins with 9 of his own.
Lester’s 0.99 WHIP only trails Arrieta’s 0.98 by 0.01, and he has 92 strikeouts which is also good for second on the Cubs.
Miami hasn’t received the production from stud OF Giancarlo Stanton so far this year, despite his 13 homers.
Luckily for the Marlins, breakout performances from fellow outfielders Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna have helped offset the deficiency in production; the two combine to lead the Marlins in all major offense categories.
Martin Prado looks like the Prado he was in Atlanta, as the veteran holds a .320 average on the year.
Wei-Yin Chen will get the ball against the league’s best offense and although this is a home game in the pitcher friendly Marlins park, it will be tough to contain the Cubs bats.
Despite carrying a 4-2 record on the year, Chen has a 5.22 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 65 strikeouts.
Closer AJ Ramos has been lights out with 23 saves and 0 blown on the season should the Marlins be leading come the 9th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 22-12 on the road
- the Cubs are 5-5 in their last 10 games
- Lester has allowed more than 3 earned runs just once this year.
- Miami is 6-4 in their past 10 games
- The Marlins are 17-18 at home
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction:
While the Marlins have a better record than the Cubs in their last 10 games, respectively, all signs point to a victory for the away team here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago -1.5
The bats favor the Cubs, the coaching favors the Cubs and the pitching favors the Cubs, so why go otherwise here?
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7-3
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