Marlins vs. Cubs Weather Report, Betting Odds: Wind Expected at Wrigley for Game 2 (Oct. 1)
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Note: Thursday’s Marlins vs. Cubs Game 2 has been postponed due to weather. It will be played Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
Marlins vs. Cubs Game 2 Odds
|Marlins Odds||+170 [Bet Now]|
|Cubs Odds||-200 [Bet Now in Illinois!]|
|Over/Under||7 (-100/-120) [Bet Now]|
|First Pitch||2:08 p.m. ET|
As if Yu Darvish wasn’t enough to scare oddsmakers away from a high total in Thursday’s Marlins vs. Cubs Game 2, Mother Nature will also be playing a role in slowing down these two offenses this afternoon.
Or, at least, history says she will be.
With fairly strong winds expected to be blowing across the diamond from left to right, Wrigley Field should play a bit bigger today, as fly balls — especially those out to left — will have to cut through a significant breeze.
Here’s the full weather report with a betting spin.
Marlins vs. Cubs Weather Report
- Wind speeds: 14 to 15 mph
- Wind direction: Left to right
- Conditions: Mostly cloudy, possible rain
Since baseball isn’t played in rain, and I’m sure you’re not going to this game, there’s no reason to concern ourselves with that aspect of this report.
As for the wind, however …
Wrigley Field is not only one of the windiest ballparks in baseball, it’s also been one of the most affected-by-wind ballparks in baseball in our database. What exactly does that mean?
Well, in our database only one stadium has seen more games played in winds of 10+ mph. But no stadium has produced a more profitable betting record in such games than Wrigley’s unders — provided that wind isn’t blowing in an outfield direction.
Since 2005, Wrigley games with double-digit wind speeds blowing in any direction not toward the outfield have gone 127-86-13 (60%) to the under — and that record has come at the closing number.
Today’s total has bounced from its opener of 7 down 6.5 and back, though to be fair, the the offered juice on the under at those two options (-120 and +105, respectively) indicates it hasn’t actually moved much at all.