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Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs - 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-Chicago, FS-Florida

The Chicago Cubs travel to the Sunshine State to open a weekday series with the Florida Marlins.

The Chicago Cubs find themselves in the unusual position of challenging St Louis for first in the National League Central. The Cubs seemed to be fading as losers in four of five before outlasting Kansas City 2-1 in eleven innings on Sunday. Starter Tsuyoshi Wada allowed the lone run on two hits and two walks over 5.2 frames while seven relievers held the Royals off the scoreboard. The Cubbies mustered seven hits with David Ross and Zac Rosscup recording RBI’s. Jason Hammel looks to rebound from a rare off night when he takes the mound against the Marlins. Hammel dropped a 4-3 decision at Arizona last time out where he allowed all four runs on five hits in seven frames.

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Miami Marlins have escaped the basement in the National League East and the question is can they move up the division. The Marlins winning streak ended at two games following a 4-3 defeat at Citi Field Sunday afternoon. Starter David Phelps gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits through six innings pitched with Steve Cishek giving up a 7th inning run to take the loss. The Fish totaled nine hits with Justin Bour going 2-4 with a homer while Christian Yelich and Jhonatan Solano drove in runs. Rookie Jose Urena makes his second start of 2015 when he takes the hill against visiting Chicago Monday. Urena struggled in his debut with five runs plated on ten hits in 4.2 innings of a 5-1 loss at Pittsburgh.

The under is 9-3-1 in Chicago’s last 13 Monday games while the over is 24-11-2 in their last 37 road games and  is 8-3 in Hammel’s last 11 road starts. Miami are 2-9 in their last 11 home games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games while the Marlins are 5-14 in their last 19 overall. It’s tough to get a handle on Urena so I’ll back Hammel before he goes in to his normal swoon…

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