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)

Moneyline

Cubs (-137)

Total

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

Name Status Injury
Steven Brault 10 Day Injury List Illness
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Marlins Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jorge Soler 10 Day Injury List Back
Avisaíl García 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Brian Anderson 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Elieser Hernandez 10 Day Injury List Illness
Jon Berti 10 Day Injury List Groin
Cole Sulser 15 Day Injury List Back
Tommy Nance 15 Day Injury List Groin
Trevor Rogers 15 Day Injury List Back
Jordan Holloway 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jazz Chisholm 60 Day Injury List Back
Paul Campbell 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Cody Poteet 60 Day Injury List Elbow

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 89 .253 (82) .369 (17) .466 (36) 3.9% (46) 21.6% (90) 9.8% (52)
Ian Happ 101 .273 (44) .353 (36) .426 (72) 2.2% (104) 23.1% (104) 10.1% (48)
Nico Hoerner 89 .292 (29) .335 (67) .412 (87) 1.8% (118) 11.2% (7) 4.7% (143)
Patrick Wisdom 100 .224 (130) .319 (92) .456 (51) 4.9% (21) 33.1% (152) 11.1% (34)
Christopher Morel 65 .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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Jesús Aguilar 96 .240 (113) .288 (138) .392 (104) 3.3% (65) 23.0% (102) 5.9% (125)
Miguel Rojas 96 .234 (121) .281 (141) .341 (139) 1.7% (122) 11.6% (9) 5.5% (131)
Garrett Cooper 85 .278 (39) .346 (47) .427 (70) 2.1% (107) 25.2% (121) 7.9% (87)
Joey Wendle 56 .268 (-) .314 (-) .368 (-) 1.0% (-) 10.6% (-) 4.8% (-)
Bryan De La Cruz 86 .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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