Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 3:05 PM on FSFL, CSCh
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Miami Marlins - Eovaldi, N (4-2) vs. Chicago Cubs - Hammel, J (6-3)
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Friday afternoon, the Miami Marlins and Nathan Eovaldi will take on the Chicago Cubs and Jason Hammel. Eovaldi makes his 13th start as Hammel makes his 12th.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that left his record at 4 – 2 with a 3.24 ERA. In that start, Eovaldi gave up just 2 runs on 6 hits in 8 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks and struck out 4 in one of his better starts this season. Last season, Eovaldi went 4 - 6 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 starts.
In 2013, Eovaldi didn’t face the Cubs and he has only face one of their hitters in his career. Chicago’s Nate Schierholtz is 1 for 3 with an RBI against the right-hander.
Jason Hammel improved his record to 6 – 3 with a 2.78 ERA after getting the win in his last outing. In the start, Hammel pitched 7 shutout innings and allowed just 4 hits without walking a single batter and striking out 8. It was the 2nd time this season that Hammel had failed to allow a single run in a start. In 2013, Hammel went 7 – 8 with a save and a 4.97 ERA in 23 starts and 3 relief appearances for the Baltimore Orioles.
Last season, Hammel didn’t face the Marlins but he has seen some of their hitters in the past. Rafael Furcal is batting .333 with 2 RBIs against Hammel.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 32-21-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is 0.3
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 26-26-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/01/14 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia Concussion 7-day DL (6/1)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
05/24/14 P Brad Hand Ankle 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 60-day DL (3/21)
06/03/14 C Welington Castillo Back 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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