Marlins vs. Cubs Wednesday Pick
The Chicago Cubs have the opportunity to sweep the visiting Miami Marlins on Wednesday when the two teams wrap up their series at 2:20 p.m. ET. Will the finale turn into a low-scoring affair at Wrigley Field?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: MIA (FSFL); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -215 favorite. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Marlins on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Marlins' Chen taken deep several times by Reds
Wei-Yin Chen was victimized by a pair of home runs on Friday as he surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings in a loss to the Reds. Chen also walked four while punching out two on the night. All of the damage against him came in the first inning, where Eugenio Suarez clubbed a three-run homer and Adam Duvall followed with a solo shot. He cleaned up his act and kept the Reds off the board the next three innings, but the damage had already been done. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Cubs in Chicago on Wednesday.
Cubs' Quintana lifted after just four innings in last start
Jose Quintana was charged with three unearned runs over four innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals. A Javier Baez error opened the Cardinals' three-run second, making all of the runs unearned. Still, Quintana didn't really deserve to have his ERA drop on a night in which he walked four and threw 88 pitches to get 12 outs. His velocity is up since the beginning of the year, and the results should follow. Still, 16 walks in 30 2/3 innings just isn't like him at all.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 1-9 in their last 10 games in Chicago and are 5-11 in their last 16 games versus the Cubs overall.
The over has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
The under is 9-3 in the Cubs' last 12 games, is 4-1 in Quintana's last five starts when he pitches the third game of a series, and is 6-0 in their last six games coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in Chen's last five games overall, is 4-1 in his last five outings versus the National League Central, and is 7-3 in his last 10 starts when facing a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Marlins/Cubs under