Marlins Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 15, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

Miguel Rojas has 98 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when his Miami Marlins (50-67) take on the Chicago Cubs (52-67) on Sunday at 1:10 PM ET. Chicago (+115 to win) is expected to start Alec Mills, while Miami (-135) has yet to name a starter.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 14, 2021, 10:00 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 Alec Mills

  • The Cubs’ Mills (5-4) will make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in 2 1/3 innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Brewers.
  • The Marlins have scored 475 runs this season, which ranks 24th in MLB. They have 928 hits, 17th in baseball, with 117 home runs (27th in the league).
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Chicago has a record of 6-9 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 14, 2021 at 10:18 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Stats vs Mills

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jazz Chisholm 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jesús Aguilar 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Alex Jackson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jorge Alfaro 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Miguel Rojas 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Magneuris Sierra 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins average 4.1 runs per home game compared to 4.0 per contest on the road.
  • The Marlins rank 24th in runs scored with 475, 4.1 per game.
  • The Marlins are 20-18 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 52.6% of those games).
  • Miami is 12-6 (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Miami has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 54 times this season for a 54-55-8 record against the over/under.
  • Over the last 10 games, Miami was listed as the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers only twice, and it won both games.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored 497 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 3.8 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.5 at home.
  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 64 times and won 20, or 31.2%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 11-27 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 52 of 119 chances this season.
  • Chicago has played as the underdog 10 times over its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jesus Aguilar has a team-best 21 home runs and 82 runs batted in.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Aguilar’s 82 RBI rank fifth.
  • Rojas is hitting .278 with 25 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 28 walks.
  • Rojas ranks 23rd in SLG among qualified hitters in MLB.

Marlins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesús Aguilar 386 .264 44 21 82 .328 .807
Miguel Rojas 353 .278 53 6 31 .337 .753
Jazz Chisholm 299 .251 42 11 36 .311 .729
Jorge Alfaro 220 .236 16 3 18 .282 .623
Brian Anderson 189 .249 20 6 23 .321 .702
Magneuris Sierra 176 .239 22 0 4 .268 .541
Isan Díaz 172 .192 19 3 14 .284 .575
Sandy León 169 .183 11 3 13 .235 .501
Lewis Brinson 138 .275 18 7 25 .315 .822
Bryan De La Cruz 54 .315 3 2 7 .339 .802

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in home runs (18) and runs batted in (37) this season while batting .257.
  • Rafael Ortega is batting .338 with an OBP of .390 and a slugging percentage of .523 this season.
  • Ortega has a batting average of .500 during his seven-game hit streak.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 314 .178 35 12 30 .287 .612
Patrick Wisdom 210 .257 36 18 37 .319 .867
David Bote 210 .200 23 7 31 .274 .617
Rafael Ortega 151 .338 20 6 18 .390 .913
Matt Duffy 146 .247 23 1 12 .331 .626
Sergio Alcántara 116 .190 16 2 7 .284 .612
Johneshwy Fargas 44 .295 4 0 5 .311 .766
Robinson Chirinos 44 .250 6 4 5 .365 .956
Frank Schwindel 42 .381 6 3 12 .422 1.136
Andrew Romine 35 .257 5 1 4 .257 .628

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