Miami, FL – The Miami Marlins start their three game series with N.L. Central contender Chicago tonight at 7:10 PM ET from Marlins Park. Cubs vs Marlins Betting Odds have Miami as a -120 moneyline favorite with 60% of the action on Miami. Chicago (28-39) are in the cellar of the Central division 11.5 games behind Milwaukee. Miami (35-33) is in the middle of the N.L. East pack only 1.0 game behind Atlanta despite having the lowest payroll in Major League Baseball. Our experts give away a free MLB Picks prediction. Cubs vs Marlins Betting Odds have Miami at -120 (Bet $1200 to win $1000) Bet on Baseball at DIMES.EU
Free MLB Picks Analysis: The Marlins tough at home but the Cubbies will be trotting out one the league’s hottest pitchers in 6’6″ right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel (6-4 2.81 E.R.A). Hammel compliments his above-average fastball (92-94 MPH) with a nasty slider that he locates very well. Miami will counter with Tom Koehler (5-5 3.68) who has been hit hard in recent outings with a 5.71 E.R.A. Behind Hammel is a tough Cubs bullpen that has a stingy 3.16 E.R.A. Cubs vs Marlins Betting Odds Total is at 7.0 Runs
Free MLB Picks Prediction: Miami is a missing a few cogs to their lineup with starting catcher Jared Saltalamacchia and leadoff hitter Christian Yelich missing with injuries. Along with the lineup issues is a pitching dilemma with a starting rotation that has taxed it’s bullpen by failing to log innings. Expect Chicago’s young bats Anthony Rizzo (.282 14 HR 37 R.B.I.), Starlin Castro (.281 9 HR 35 R.B.I.) and Junior Lake (.238 8 HR 23 R.B.I.) to touch up Koehler and a tired Marlins bullpen.
Free MLB Picks Play: Chicago +110 moneyline