MLB Expert Picks: Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins.

Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday June 1st, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (25-22) Chicago Cubs of the National League Central Division will travel to the southern part of the “SUNSHINE STATE”. For the first of a three-game set. The Cubs will play the (20-31) Miami Marlins of the National League Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Marlins Park where the historic “ORANGE BOWL” used to stand in Miami, Florida. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Cubs have made huge strides in the 2015 season and will contend for a playoff spot. The Miami Marlins management opened up their wallets and brought in free agents. The Marlins also rewarded star, Giancarlo Stanton. The opening betting line has The Chicago Cubs as a -140 road favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 7′ runs for Monday’s game.

The 2015 Chicago Cubs have dropped two in a row and are currently playing Kansas City on May 31st. Chicago is in second place in the NL Central, six and a half games out of first place. Chicago is 11-11 on the road the first two months of the season. First Baseman Anthony Rizzo is the team leader at the plate with a .310 batting average and a .434 on-base percentage. The Slugger also has a team-high nine home runs with fifty-three hits.
*Third Baseman Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with thirty-two RBI S.
*The Cubs have a .388 slugging percentage as a team. The Cubs pitching staff is lead by Jason Hammel, who has a .298 earned run average.
*Jake Arrieta has sixty-seven strikeouts.
*The rotation as has a .373 ERA as a unit.
*Relief Pitcher Hector Rondon has nine saves in the first quarter of the 2015 MLB season.
Chicago will travel to the “NATIONS CAPITAL” for a four-game series on Thursday June 4th. Right Fielder Chris Denorfia has only appeared in twelve games this season and is still recovering from a recurring hamstring injury.
*The betting odds under the total are 9-3-1 Chicago last thirteen baseball contests on Monday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 24-11-2 the Cubs last thirty-seven away from Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs are 4-6 their last ten Baseball Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The Chicago Cubs will send the Right Handed Jason Hammel, who is (3-2) with a team-best 2.98 ERA to the pitcher’s mound for the first game of the series. The Greenville, South Carolina native went seven innings, giving up five hits and four runs in his last start on May 24th, a 4-3 loss in Arizona.
*Bovada.Lv has the Chicago Cubs at 7/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
*The betting odds over the total are 8-3 Hammel last eleven MLB games on the road.

The 2015 Miami Marlins won two of three in New York over the weekend against the Mets. The Marlins got swept in Pittsburgh in their prior MLB series. Miami is fourth in the Division, eight and a half games from the top. The team is 10-16 on the road this season. Second Baseman Dee Gordon leads the charge offensively with a .377 batting average, a .405 on-base percentage and seventy-eight hits.
*Right Fielder and All-Star Giancarlo Stanton has a team-high fifteen home runs and forty-four runs batted in.
*Miami has hit thirty-six balls out of the park as a team.
*Dan Haren is the team’s top pitcher with five wins, a .303 ERA, and forty-three strikeouts.
*The pitching staff as a unit has a .409 earned runs average.
*Ace Jose Fernandez could return by midseason, the native Cuban had Tommy John surgery.
*Starting pitcher Henderson Alverez is still out of the rotation with a sore shoulder.
Miami will hit the road again on June 5th. For a six-game road swing in “THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE”.
*Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is still on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury.
*The Marlins are 20-9 their last twenty-nine baseball games on the road.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-2 Miami last eight at Marlins Park.
The Miami Marlins are 4-6 their last ten MLB contests overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. Right Hander Jose Urena, who is (0-1) with a 9.39 Earned Run Average, will be on the hill. The 6’3″ 175 pound Dominican native threw 4.2 innings, giving up ten hits and five runs his last start on May 26th. The Miami Marlins are 66/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League title.

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