Cubs to Extend Winning Streak with Another Win Over Marlins

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:57 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017 12:57 PM UTC

The Cubs are good against bad teams, especially at Wrigley Field where they have gone 51-23 over their last 74 games after winning Game 1 on Monday against Miami and upping their win streak to 4 games. Let’s look at some trends and stats here and offer up a pick for Tuesday's Game 2.

Odds Overview

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs (CSN-Chicago, Fox Sports-Florida, 8:05 p.m. ET): Now backup Ichiro Suzuki and the Miami Marlins (24-32) look to get back to their winning ways on Tuesday when they face Jake Arrieta and the world champion Cubs (28-27) in Game 2 of a 3-game NL series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Oddsmakers opened Arrieta and the Cubs big -230 favorites, and they have been bet down to as low as -185 in some places (BookMaker, JustBet) with no Total posted yet. The Cubs won Game 1 on Monday night -- their 4th straight victory -- 3-1 as Kris Bryant banged a 2-run HR.


Miami Marlins

The Marlins (80/1 to win World Series, BookMaker) headed into Chicago with a 10-4 record, averaging 5.9 rpg their L14 games after a Win over Diamondbacks Sunday, but Miami was humbled on Monday by Chicago starter Eddie Butler and reliever Mike Montgomery in Game 2, scoring just 1 Run on 6 Hits. In the game, the Fish put out a Starting Lineup of: 2B Gordon, RF Stanton, CF Yelich, RF Ozuna, C Realmuto, 3B Dietrich, 1B Moore, SS Riddle with P Dan Straily getting the start and actually doing pretty well, allowing 6 Hits and 3 ER over 7 IP. Ozuna and Riddle both had 2 Hits for the Marlins.

Miami (100/1o win NL, Bovada) is 7-2 L9 overall and 5-0 L5 after a Loss but 4-12 L16 vs teams with Winning Records, 1-8 L9 Road vs RHP Starter and 0-4 L4 vs. NL Central. The Over is 11-5-2 L18 Marlins Road games and 4-0 their L4 Tuesdays.


Chicago Cubs

The Cubs (+585 to win World Series, BookMaker) have rebounded some, winning 4 straight in Chicago after getting swept by the Dodgers and Padres in California. Chicago Manager Joe Maddon is finally toying with his lineup some, and in Game 1 Monday at Wrigley Field, he employed a Starting Lineup of: 2B-LF Zobrist, 3B Bryant, 1B Rizzo, C Contreras, RF Heyward, CF Almora Jr., SS-2B Báez with Eddie Butler getting the start and batting 8th with Kyle Schwarber (.162) again batting 9th. Contreras and Almora each had 2 Hits.

Chicago (+250 to win NL, Bovada) is 40-15 L55 Arrieta Starts following a Quality Start -- and he’ll be glad to be pitching at Home (2-0, 2,56 ERA L3 Home) -- 51-22 L73 Home games and 55-27 L82 Game 2’s. The Under is 20-9-2 L31 Cubs Tuesdays while the Over is 5-1 their L6 vs NL East foes and 4-1 L5 Arrieta Home Starts.


Chicago Weather, Series & Umpire Trends

TWC forecast for Chicago Tuesday evening calls for Clear Skies, a Low of 54° with NNE Winds of 10-20 mph. Arrieta (5-4, 4.60 ERA) is coming off a No Decision at San Diego while Marlins southpaw Jeff Locke (0-0, 1.59 ERA) allowed 1 Run in 5.2 IP and struck out 7 in his own well-pitched No Decision to Arizona in his first start this season.

The Home Plate Umpire here will be Paul Emmel and the Home team is 6-1 his L7 behind the dish with the Cubs 4-1 his L5 games in the Windy City. The Over is a dominating 21-7-1 L29 Marlins games (75%) with Emmel calling Balls and Strikes. In the series, the Cubs are 6-0 L6 in Chitown and 4-0 L4 in series overall with the Under 4-1 L5 at The Friendly Confines, including Monday’s 3-1 result (Total 7½o -125, 5Dimes). With the Cubs feeling good and getting great pitching the Under seems worth consideration as does backing the hosts as the best MLB pick here.

Predicted Final Score: Cubs 4, Marlins 2Free MLB Pick: Cubs -185Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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