Marlins-Cubs Odds Preview

The Florida Marlins will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Chris Volstad in this game. Volstad has a 2-0 record and a 2.70 ERA this season.
Volstad’s opponent in this one will be Sean Marshall. The Cubs lefthander has a 4.91 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Marlins rallied with two runs in the eighth inning and edged the Mets 4-3 in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale, as +165 underdogs. That game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).
Cody Ross drove in two runs to lead the Marlins, and Leo Nunez picked up the win in relief.
The Cubs were blown away 10-0 by the Diamondbacks last time out, as -115 favorites. That game’s 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Ryan Dempster was tagged for six hits and five runs over six innings in the loss.
Current streak:
Florida has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Florida: 13-8
SU
Chicago
: 10-10 SU
Florida most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing Chi Cubs
Florida is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Florida is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Florida’s last 24 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chi Cubs’s last 24 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Florida
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Florida, Friday, May 1

 

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