Marlins Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 14, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

Bryan De La Cruz takes a two-game home run streak into the Miami Marlins’ (49-67) matchup with the Chicago Cubs (52-66) whose Frank Schwindel has also hit home runs in two consecutive games. It starts at 6:10 PM ET on Saturday at LoanDepot Park. Miami (-135 to win) has yet to name a starter while Chicago (+115) is projected to start Zach Davies.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 13, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Marlins vs Cubs Betting Odds

Cubs Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • The Cubs will send Davies (6-9) to the mound for his 25th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up seven earned runs and allowed seven hits in two innings against the White Sox.
  • The Marlins have scored 470 runs this season, which ranks 24th in MLB. They are batting .238 for the campaign with 116 home runs, 27th in the league.
  • His team has won 42.9% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (6-8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 11:53 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Stats vs Davies

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Rojas 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .572
Jesús Aguilar 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jazz Chisholm 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Magneuris Sierra 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Jorge Alfaro 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000
Isan Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins score an average of 4.1 runs per game at home and 4.0 per contest away from LoanDepot Park.
  • The Marlins have the No. 24 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (470 total runs).
  • The Marlins are 19-18 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 51.4% of those games).
  • Miami is 11-6 (winning 64.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Miami has played in 116 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 53 times (53-55-8).
  • Miami was named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers only once over the last 10 games, and won that matchup.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 493 (4.2 per game).
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 226 runs (3.8 per game) while plating 267 total at home, an average of 4.5 per contest.
  • This season, the Cubs have won 20 out of the 63 games, or 31.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Chicago has won 11 of its 37 games, or 29.7%, when they’re the underdog by at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 51 of their 118 games with a total this season.
  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Chicago has a record of 1-9.

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jesus Aguilar paces the Marlins in home runs (21) and runs batted in (82).
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Aguilar ranks fifth in RBI.
  • Miguel Rojas has 24 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 28 walks while batting .275.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Rojas’ hits, average and OBP rank outside of the top 20.

Marlins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesús Aguilar 384 .266 43 21 82 .328 .810
Miguel Rojas 349 .275 53 6 31 .335 .748
Jazz Chisholm 295 .251 41 11 36 .312 .729
Jorge Alfaro 217 .240 16 3 18 .286 .632
Brian Anderson 185 .249 19 5 19 .322 .690
Magneuris Sierra 175 .234 22 0 3 .264 .533
Isan Díaz 171 .193 19 3 14 .286 .578
Sandy León 169 .183 11 3 13 .235 .501
Lewis Brinson 134 .284 16 7 25 .324 .846
Bryan De La Cruz 50 .300 3 2 7 .327 .787

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in home runs (18) and runs batted in (36) this season while batting .257.
  • Rafael Ortega has collected 50 hits this season and has an OBP of .388. He’s slugging .520 on the year.
  • Ortega has a batting average of .529 during his six-game hit streak.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 310 .177 35 12 30 .288 .614
Patrick Wisdom 206 .257 36 18 36 .320 .873
David Bote 206 .204 23 7 31 .278 .628
Rafael Ortega 148 .338 18 6 18 .388 .908
Matt Duffy 145 .241 22 1 12 .327 .617
Sergio Alcántara 113 .186 16 2 7 .282 .609
Robinson Chirinos 44 .250 6 4 5 .365 .956
Johneshwy Fargas 43 .302 3 0 5 .318 .783
Frank Schwindel 38 .395 6 3 9 .439 1.176
Andrew Romine 35 .257 5 1 4 .257 .628

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