Marlins at Cubs - 7/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (34-46) at Chicago Cubs (42-35)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Cosart (1-3) (4.12) vs. J Hammel (5-3) (2.92)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -133 / Miami Marlins +123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 115 hits and 21 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 58 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost four of their last six road games. Jarred Cosart gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Cosart’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. The Cubs have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 85 hits and 45 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 79 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight home games. Donn Roach takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA and one strikeout this season. Roach is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in Cosarts last 9 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I know both teams are having scoring issues, but a total of five runs? Yeah, I like the over, as you simply rarely get lines this low and the offenses are bound to break out.