Cubs vs. Marlins Prediction

MLB Predictions: Cubs a Good Runline Bet to Cover vs. Marlins? 3/31/18

Are the Chicago Cubs a good runline bet to cover against the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday?

Game Snapshot

(907) Chicago Cubs at (908) Miami Marlins

Saturday, March 31, 2018

TV: N/A, 7:10 p.m. ET

Likely Pitching Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Odrisamer Despaigne

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cubs are -210 money line favorites to beat the Marlins, who are +188 on the money line to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, sits at 8 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Cubs opened as -230 money line favorites but their odds dropped to -210, while the Marlins went from +190 down to +188. The total, meanwhile, sits at 8 runs after hitting the board at 8.5

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to win on the money line. Meanwhile, 51% of the betting tickets are on the under.

OUR PREDICTION

Darvish makes his regular season debut for the Cubs and he has a cake matchup against the Marlins. Miami has been competitive in the first two games of the series but Darvish and his 27.3% strikeout rate should quiet the Marlins' poor offense tonight. On the other side, Despaigne won't get lit up (he does a nice job limiting damage), but he also doesn't generate a lot of strikeouts. With the ball in play a lot for the Cubs tonight, I'll lay the -1.5

 

SATURDAY MLB PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -1.5

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