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2018 MLB Season
(13-21) Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs (17-15)
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -220 | Marlins +203
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Chen gave up all four runs against the Cincinnati Reds as Miami lost 1-4. He could only make it four innings giving up four earned on five hits while striking out two and walking four. His command was off as he struggled to hit the strike zone throwing only 47 of his 82 pitches for strikes.
In his first two starts Chen has given up nine hits, five runs and three homes runs to go along with a bleak 5:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The lefty is going to have to work on that ratio if he’s going to find any consistency this season.
Miami has gotten by in the last week winning three of their last six games. They are slashing a dreadful .211/.267/.314 to go along with just 11 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.
Quintana was tagged with his third loss of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals as he could only make it four innings giving up three unearned runs off of five hits while he struck out four and walked four. He needed 88 pitches to get through just four innings.
Quintana has been inconsistent to start the season as he has three starts of giving up zero earned runs and three starts of giving up four or more earned runs. His strikeouts (7.92 K/9) are around his career average, but the walks (4.70 BB/9) are way off from his career average of 2.47 BB/9. He’ll look to improve his 4.99 ERA in this next start.
Chicago has struggled in the last week winning just one of their six contests. Their lineup hasn’t been terrible but they could do better getting on base as they are slashing .232/.279/.421 to go with 20 extra-base hits and 28 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- MIA are 2-7 in their last 9 Wed. games.
- MIA are 9-23 in their last 32 road games.
- Under is 10-4 in MIA last 14 overall.
- CHC are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 9-3 in CHC last 12 overall.
- MIA are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
Free Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Chicago squeaks past Miami
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Marlins +1.5
Miami has fared way better against lefties (.727 OPS) than against righties (.593 OPS). Chicago has done well against lefties too as they have a 6-4 record against them. Chicago may get the win, but Quintana has been too inconsistent to lay the run line with. Chicago has gone 6-9 ATS at home this year while Miami has gone 8-8 ATS on the road. Take the run line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 5 – Marlins 4
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