Marlins vs. Cubs Monday Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 5/6/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Cubs swept their NL Central rivals the Cardinals over the weekend and will look to sustain that momentum when they open a new series against the Marlins on Monday night. Will the Cubs produce another runline win for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 Miami Marlins (+210) at 958 Chicago Cubs (-250); N/A runs

Monday, May 6, 2019

8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 79% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Marlins on the moneyline.

Miami Marlins Fantasy Spin

Brian Anderson went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in an extra-innings loss to the Braves on Sunday. With the Braves leading 1-0 in the eighth, Anderson drove in Jon Berti with an RBI single off of Josh Tomlin. It's the eighth RBI on the season for the second-year player, and the single and walk improves his slash to .240/.328/.322 in 121 at-bats. Those numbers are nothing to write home about, but we expect them to improve -- significantly -- as the year progresses.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs on Sunday night as the Cubs walloped the Cardinals. Rizzo delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning, increasing the Cubs' lead to 5-2. For the season, Rizzo has been a bit of a disappointment relative to his average draft position, as the 29-year-old slugger is now hitting .241/.369/.526 with eight homers and 25 RBI.

MLB Betting Trends

Miami

The Marlins are 0-4 in Sandy Alcantara’s last four starts.

Milwaukee

The Cubs are 13-3 in their last 16 games versus the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

Prediction:

The Cubs have owned the Marlins, winning six straight versus Miami and 13 of their last 16 home games against the Fish. Alcantara throws gas but his strikeout rate is a pedestrian 17.6% over the last two years and he’s walking batters at a 12.8% clip. With the way the Cubs are currently swinging the bats, Alcantara is in trouble and the light-swinging Marlins won’t be able to score enough off Cole Hamels to stay competitive.

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -1.5

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