Marlins Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 13, 2021

Written By Staff on August 12, 2021

The Miami Marlins (48-67) play the Chicago Cubs (52-65) a game after Lewis Brinson homered twice in a 7-0 win over the Padres. It starts at 7:10 PM ET on Friday. Jesus Luzardo takes the mound first for Miami (-120 to win), and Adbert Alzolay is Chicago’s (+100) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 12, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Marlins vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Luzardo (MIA) Pitcher Alzolay (CHC)
1 – 1 W/L 4 – 12
9.2 IP 105.0
9.31 ERA 4.71
1.860 WHIP 1.150
6.5 K/9 9.1
6.5 BB/9 2.6

Marlins Probable Starter Jesús Luzardo

  • Luzardo (1-1) gets the start for the Marlins, his third of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the lefty tossed 4 2/3 innings against the Rockies, allowing seven earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 26th in the league with 862 total hits (on a .227 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .391 (22nd in the league) with 144 total home runs (ninth in MLB action).
  • The Marlins have always been the moneyline underdog when Luzardo starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Luzardo

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Robinson Chirinos 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400

Cubs Probable Starter Adbert Alzolay

  • Alzolay (4-12) will take the mound for the Cubs, his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the White Sox on Saturday.
  • The Marlins are batting .237 this season, 18th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .378 (27th in the league) with 113 home runs.
  • His team has won 18.2% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (2-9).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins average 3.9 runs per game at home compared to 4.0 per contest on the road.
  • The Marlins are the fourth-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.0 runs per game (456 total).
  • The Marlins have been favored on the moneyline 36 total times this season. They’ve gone 18-18 in those games.
  • Miami is 16-10 (winning 61.5% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Miami has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 52 times this season for a 52-55-8 record against the over/under.
  • In the last 10 games, Miami has not been favored on the moneyline.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 483 (4.1 per game).
  • In 58 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.7 runs per contest compared to the 4.5 per game they average at home.
  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 62 games this season and won 20 (32.3%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has entered 55 games this season as the underdog by +100 or more and is 16-39 in those contests.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 50 of their 117 games with a total this season.
  • Chicago has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and won one of those contests.

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jesus Aguilar paces the Marlins in home runs (20) and runs batted in (79).
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Aguilar’s 79 RBI rank fifth.
  • Miguel Rojas has 24 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 28 walks while batting .272.
  • Rojas falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualified hitters in MLB play.

Marlins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesús Aguilar 380 .266 41 20 79 .327 .803
Miguel Rojas 345 .272 51 6 31 .333 .745
Jorge Alfaro 213 .235 14 3 17 .279 .622
Brian Anderson 182 .247 17 5 19 .318 .686
Magneuris Sierra 174 .236 22 0 3 .265 .535
Sandy León 169 .183 11 3 13 .235 .501
Isan Díaz 167 .192 17 3 14 .283 .576
Lewis Brinson 131 .282 15 7 23 .319 .838
Joe Panik 114 .246 9 2 11 .293 .644
Joe Panik 76 .171 6 1 4 .259 .483

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in home runs (18) and runs batted in (36) this season while batting .265.
  • Rafael Ortega is batting .333 with an OBP of .384 and a slugging percentage of .517 this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 307 .176 33 11 28 .283 .599
David Bote 202 .198 22 6 29 .274 .606
Patrick Wisdom 200 .265 36 18 36 .329 .899
Rafael Ortega 147 .333 18 6 17 .384 .901
Matt Duffy 140 .243 20 1 12 .327 .620
Sergio Alcántara 110 .173 16 2 6 .270 .588
Johneshwy Fargas 38 .289 2 0 4 .308 .729
Robinson Chirinos 38 .184 4 3 4 .326 .773
Frank Schwindel 33 .364 4 2 7 .400 1.036
Andrew Romine 32 .250 5 1 4 .250 .625

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