Baseball odds on Thursday favor the Chicago Cubs as they open up a four-game series against the Florida Marlins.
While the baseball betting odds may favor the Cubs in this game the trends do not. Baseball odds numbers tell us that the Marlins have actually won 13 of the last 20 games against the Cubs. Florida has won six of the last ten games at Chicago. This seems very surprising considering how well the Cubs do at home but for some reason the Marlins have played well lately at Chicago.
Last year the teams played a four games series in Chicago in July and the teams split the four games series versus the baseball betting odds. The Cubs won 9-6 and 6-3 while the Marlins pulled out two 3-2 wins in baseball odds.
Florida has been a huge surprise in baseball odds so far this season. Not many people thought they would start off the season so well. Starting pitching has been the main reason why the Marlins have won versus the baseball odds. Josh Johnson looks great, Anibal Sanchez has electric stuff and many of the other young pitchers really look good. Florida is scoring runs and they have been in the Top 10 in offense for much of the season as baseball odds stats indicate. Hanley Ramirez is a stud and overall the Marlins have pieced together a decent lineup.
Chicago has as much talent as any team in the National League but too many times they are inconsistent in baseball odds. The Cubs have Carlos Zambrano and a solid pitching staff and a dangerous lineup that can impact baseball odds. Alfonso Soriano is a great young player and the Cubs have a lineup where a number of players can impact the baseball odds. If the Cubs can keep Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez healthy then they should be able to be a force all season in the National League.
The baseball odds totals trends are somewhat mixed on this game. The over is 12-8 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams but it is just 5-5 in the last 10 at Chicago as baseball betting odds indicate.
The Marlins and Cubs look to play a very interesting series this weekend versus the baseball betting odds. You can bet on baseball odds between Florida and Chicago by opening your account at SBG Global today!
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