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Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs 6/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Miami Marlins
Date & Time Friday June 18, 2021, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Wrigley Field Chicago, IL
Latest odds
CHC -141 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel
Marquee Sports

The Miami Marlins will open a three-game series on the road Friday against the Chicago Cubs. Miami is 29-39 following a 1-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Miami has lost four straight and the Marlins are last in the National League East 10 games behind the first-place New York Mets. Miami is off Thursday before traveling to the Windy City to play Friday at Wrigley Field.

Jesus Aguilar is batting .273 to lead Miami and the first baseman has team highs in home runs with 12, RBIs with 49, hits with 62 and on-base percentage at .333. Miami has hit 60 home runs in 68 games. On Friday, the Miami Marlins will send Pablo Lopez to the mound. The right-hander is 2-4 with an ERA of 3.12, 78 Ks and 21 BBs.

Chicago is 38-30 following a 6-3 go to the New York Mets on Wednesday. Chicago has lost three straight to the Mets and will complete that series on Thursday. Chicago is tied for first place in the National League Central with the Milwaukee Brewers but their lead has dwindled to just two games over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs are struggling again at the plate and have dropped to 23rd in baseball in team batting average at .230.

Kris Bryant is batting .292 to lead Chicago and the third baseman has team highs in hits with 66 and on-base percentage at .374. Shortstop Javier Baez is the leader in home runs with 15 and RBIs with 42. Chicago has hit 93 home runs in 68 games. On Friday, Chicago will send Zach Davies to the mound. The right-hander is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.01, 43 Ks and 33 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Miami is 5-13 in its last 18
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Marlins last 7 on the road an opponent from the NL Central
  • Chicago is 5-3 in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Cubs last 6 on the road

Free MLB Pick:

under 8.5

Chicago will pick up a victory at home on Friday against Miami in the opening game of the series, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between the Marlins and Cubs. The UNDER has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven overall and in 18 of Chicago’s last 26 against a right-handed starter. Miami is 26th in runs scored. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win but our best play is UNDER 4-2

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