The Chicago Cubs (42-63) host the Miami Marlins (48-58) in a Saturday afternoon battle, with the first pitch set for 2:20 p.m. ET. Both teams are listed at -110 (risk $110 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Marlins vs. Cubs odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows Chicago left fielder Ian Happ has been a pure hitter with good pitch recognition skills. Happ owns solid bat speed and can produce extra-base hits consistently. The 27-year-old is batting .274 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs. He also leads the team in doubles (26). In his last outing, he went 1-for-3 along with a double.
The model also knows Miami designated hitter Jesus Aguilar is a run-producing bat in the middle of the lineup. Aguilar is pretty good at making solid contact with home-run power. The 32-year-old is patient at the dish and won't be consistently chasing pitches. He's second on the team in dingers (13) and RBIs (44). On Aug. 3, he belted a solo homer.
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