Cubs vs Marlins Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 5, 2022

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At Wrigley Field on Friday, the Miami Marlins (48-57) begin a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs (41-63), at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs will give the start to Justin Steele (4-7), but the Marlins’ starting pitcher has not been announced yet.

The Cubs are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-137) at home over the Marlins (+115). The game’s over/under is set at 7.5.

Cubs vs. Marlins Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)


Cubs (-137)


7.5 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -108)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Marlins

  • Game Day: Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

Steven Brault10 Day Injury ListIllness
Jason Heyward10 Day Injury ListKnee
Andrelton Simmons10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kyle Hendricks15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Adbert Alzolay60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Codi Heuer60 Day Injury ListElbow
Ethan Roberts60 Day Injury ListElbow
Manuel Rodriguez60 Day Injury ListElbow

Marlins Injury Report

Jorge Soler10 Day Injury ListBack
Avisaíl García10 Day Injury ListHamstring
Brian Anderson10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Elieser Hernandez10 Day Injury ListIllness
Jon Berti10 Day Injury ListGroin
Cole Sulser15 Day Injury ListBack
Tommy Nance15 Day Injury ListGroin
Trevor Rogers15 Day Injury ListBack
Jordan Holloway60 Day Injury ListElbow
Jazz Chisholm60 Day Injury ListBack
Paul Campbell60 Day Injury ListElbow
Cody Poteet60 Day Injury ListElbow

Last Time Out: Cubs and Marlins

The Cubs lost 7-2 against the Cardinals yesterday, with Kervin Castro taking the loss. He threw one inning, giving up three earned runs on two hits while striking out one. Patrick Wisdom went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI to lead the Cubs offensively.

Friday, the Marlins knocked off the Reds 3-0. Sandy Alcantara was the winning pitcher after he went nine innings without giving up an earned run on six hits, while striking out three. Luke Williams led the Marlins’ offense, going 3-for-3 with a double.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have been favored 28 times and won 12, or 42.9%, of those games. Chicago has a record of 7-8, a 46.7% win rate, when favored by -137 or more by bookmakers this season. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 57.8% chance to win. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 44 of 104 chances this season. The Cubs are 53-51-0 against the spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras89.253 (82).369 (17).466 (36)3.9% (46)21.6% (90)9.8% (52)
Ian Happ101.273 (44).353 (36).426 (72)2.2% (104)23.1% (104)10.1% (48)
Nico Hoerner89.292 (29).335 (67).412 (87)1.8% (118)11.2% (7)4.7% (143)
Patrick Wisdom100.224 (130).319 (92).456 (51)4.9% (21)33.1% (152)11.1% (34)
Christopher Morel65.264 (-).337 (-).459 (-)3.3% (-)29.3% (-)9.4% (-)

Marlins Betting Records and Team Stats

The Marlins have won in 19, or 33.9%, of the 56 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Miami has a mark of 10-25 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +115 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Marlins have a 46.5% chance of walking away with the win. Miami’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 105 opportunities. The Marlins are 46-59-0 against the spread in their 105 games that had a posted line this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Jesús Aguilar96.240 (113).288 (138).392 (104)3.3% (65)23.0% (102)5.9% (125)
Miguel Rojas96.234 (121).281 (141).341 (139)1.7% (122)11.6% (9)5.5% (131)
Garrett Cooper85.278 (39).346 (47).427 (70)2.1% (107)25.2% (121)7.9% (87)
Joey Wendle56.268 (-).314 (-).368 (-)1.0% (-)10.6% (-)4.8% (-)
Bryan De La Cruz86.206 (-).253 (-).342 (-)2.9% (-)26.5% (-)5.7% (-)

Cubs vs. Marlins Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Cubs will pick up the win in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-137). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (7.5 runs).

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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