Cubs vs Marlins Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, April 28

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On Friday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Miami Marlins (13-13) hosting the Chicago Cubs (14-10) at 6:40 PM ET. The Cubs will give the start to Marcus Stroman (2-2), and the Marlins will counter with Jesus Luzardo (2-1).

With moneyline odds of -116 for the Cubs and -101 for the Marlins, this could be a close contest. The total for this contest is set at 7.5.

Cubs vs. Marlins Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-116)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -114)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSFL
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Stadium: LoanDepot park

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Kyle Hendricks 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Jameson Taillon 15-Day Injured List Groin
Ethan Roberts 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Codi Heuer 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Cody Bellinger Paternity List Personal

Marlins Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Joey Wendle 10-Day Injured List Oblique
Trevor Rogers 15-Day Injured List Bicep
JT Chargois 15-Day Injured List Back
Johnny Cueto 15-Day Injured List Bicep
Tommy Nance 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Anthony Bender 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Max Meyer 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Nic Enright 60-Day Injured List Illness

Last Time Out: Cubs and Marlins

The Cubs won their most recent contest versus the Padres by a 5-2 score yesterday, with Hayden Wesneski picking up the win pitching throwing five innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out three. Nelson Velazquez went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

Yesterday, the Marlins defeated the Braves 5-4. A.J. Puk was the winning pitcher after throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one. Jazz Chisholm paced the Marlins’ offense, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.

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Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have been favored 12 times and won seven, or 58.3%, of those games. This season, Chicago has won seven of its nine games, or 77.8%, when favored by at least -116 on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 53.7%. Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 24 games with a total this season. The Cubs are 15-9-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nico Hoerner 24 .336 (8) .377 (35) .458 (63) 1.8% (136) 6.1% (2) 5.3% (152)
Patrick Wisdom 23 .241 (105) .315 (111) .639 (6) 9.8% (2) 32.6% (171) 8.7% (100)
Ian Happ 23 .302 (22) .408 (12) .477 (52) 1.9% (130) 23.3% (103) 15.5% (19)
Yan Gomes 21 .305 (-) .311 (-) .576 (-) 8.2% (-) 13.1% (-) 1.6% (-)
Dansby Swanson 24 .284 (39) .400 (18) .352 (134) 1.0% (155) 23.8% (108) 16.2% (15)

Marlins Betting Records and Team Stats

The Marlins have been underdogs in 17 games this season and have come away with the win eight times (47.1%) in those contests. Miami has a win-loss record of 7-9 when favored by -101 or worse by oddsmakers this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Marlins have a 50.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Miami and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities. The Marlins are 11-15-0 against the spread in their 26 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Luis Arraez 23 .425 (1) .495 (1) .550 (18) 1.1% (147) 5.6% (1) 12.4% (44)
Jorge Soler 26 .241 (105) .337 (82) .518 (35) 5.3% (27) 23.4% (104) 11.7% (57)
Jon Berti 26 .237 (114) .289 (144) .368 (122) 2.4% (103) 19.3% (64) 7.2% (123)
Jazz Chisholm 26 .221 (145) .275 (161) .411 (95) 4.9% (35) 37.3% (178) 6.9% (129)
Garrett Cooper 24 .279 (46) .315 (111) .430 (79) 3.3% (81) 30.4% (155) 4.3% (165)

Cubs vs. Marlins Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Cubs will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-116). 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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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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