Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins 8/14/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
Date & Time: 8/14/2021, 10:10 PM UTC
Location: Loandepot Park
Latest Odds: MIA - 150 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: BSFL

In Saturday night MLB action, the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins will square off from loanDepot Park. The Cubs (52-66) are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak and have fallen out of contention in the NL Central Division race. Last night, Chicago SP Adbert Alzolay (4-13) was tagged for six runs and lasted just one plus innings during a 14-10 road loss against Miami.

Twenty-eight year old right-hander Zach Davies (6-9 5.26 ERA) will take the ball for the Cubs in this matchup. Last time out, Davies was rocked for seven runs and recorded just six outs during a 9-3 home loss versus the White Sox.

The Miami Marlins are a game above .500 at home and trying to climb out of the NL East Division cellar. On Friday, Miami OF Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam as part of an 11-run second inning outburst. All-Star 1B Jesus Aguilar homered and drove in three runs for the Marlins, who improved to 49-67 on the year.

Miami manager Don Mattingly has yet to name a starting pitcher for this contest. The Marlins currently rank 11th in the majors with a 3.76 team ERA and have logged 39 quality starts.

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Betting Trends

  • Cubs are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series.
  • Marlins are 26-53 in their last 79 during game 2 of a series.
  • Under is 6-1 in Cubs last 7 Saturday games.
  • Over is 5-0 in Marlins last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Cubs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
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Free MLB Pick: Miami Marlins -150

Chicago C Willson Contreras has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain. Through 118 games, Chicago ranks 24th in OPS and 21st in runs scored. For the season, Miami ranks 27th in OPS and 27th in runs scored. Take the Marlins to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win 5-3.

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