Cubs at Marlins - 6/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (25-22) at Miami Marlins (20-31)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
K Hendricks (1-1) (3.76) vs. J Urena (0-1) (9.39)
The Line: Miami Marlins +120 / Chicago Cubs -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-FL
The Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cubs have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 53 hits and 29 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 56 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost five of their last eight road games. Jason Hammel gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 78 hits and 14 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Martin Prado have combined for 65 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last seven home games. Jose Urena takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Urena’s first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. National League East and 1-8 in Hammels last 9 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Cubs are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Miami.
Both offenses are due for a breakout performance and in this park, I think we're going to get it. Besides, the over is 24-11-2 in the Cubs last 37 road games.