Cubs vs. Marlins - 8/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (57-48) at Chicago Cubs (63-41)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Adam Conley (7-5) (3.37) vs. K Hendricks (9-7) (2.31)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -180 / Miami Marlins +170 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs begin a three-game series Monday night at Wrigley Field.
The Miami Marlins look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Miami Marlins offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 127 hits, Christian Yelich has 57 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has 19 home runs. Adam Conley gets the nod, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Conley's first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 112 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 79 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 13 home runs. Kyle Hendricks takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 2.39 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 1-1 with a 1.96 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in Conleys last 5 starts. The Cubs are 40-17 in their last 57 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in Hendricks' last 7 starts. The Marlins are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.
The Cubs are coming off a tough and late come from behind victory Sunday night. Also, Conley has been the second best pitcher for the Marlins this season and has won six of his last eight starts. I'll gladly take Miami and the big plus money here.