Miami Marlins vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 4/19/24

Chicago Cubs (11-7) vs Miami Marlins (4-15)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Shota Imanaga (2-0) (0.00) vs Jesus Luzardo (0-2) (7.65)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -147 / Miami Marlins +124 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Marlins vs Cubs prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 19th at Wrigley Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Marlins recent form and recent player performance 

-The Cubs recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Miami

-Recent betting trends in games played between Chicago and Miami

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between the Marlins and Cubs. 

Marlins Look to Bounce Back 

The Marlins in the last game faced off against the San Francisco Giants, the Marlins only scored a run and that led to the defeat. The Marlins are averaging 3.68 runs, while their pitching is giving up 5.53 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league, while the defense is ranked 29th. Jesus Luzardo is getting the start for the Marlins, and he sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 7.65. In his last start against the Braves he went five innings giving up seven hits and five runs. The Marlins will meet the Braves and Nationals after this series.

Cubs Coming Off A Win

The Cubs faced off against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the last game, and they scored five runs on the way to the two run victory. The Cubs are averaging 5.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.78 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 23rd. Getting the start for the Cubs will be Shota Imanaga, who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. In 15.1 innings so far this season, he has given up only one unearned run in 15.1 innings. The Cubs will face the Astros and Red Sox following this series.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cubs' last five home games against NL opponents.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded a Double in four of his last five home appearances against the Marlins.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Cody Bellinger has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances against the Marlins.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last five home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in each of the Cubs' last two home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 15 home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 home appearances against NL East opponents.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one Single in each of the Marlins' last eight day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five road appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Josh Bell has scored at least one run in eight of the Marlins' last nine day games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jazz Chisholm has hit a home run in each of the Marlins' last two games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances in day games against NL teams that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank 1st in the league for triples this season (7).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 30th in the league for steals this season (3).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 30th in the league for walks allowed this season (87).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for doubles this season (20).

Marlins vs Cubs Betting Prediction

The Cubs are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Cubs are averaging 5.61 runs per game, and now they get to face off against Luzardo, and he’s really struggled this year. Imanaga has been lights out for the Cubs, and he’s going to be lights out here. The Marlins aren’t going to score more than two runs, and it will be the Cubs that get the job done here. Back the Cubs. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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