Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (41-63) vs Miami Marlins (48-57)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (4-7) (3.86) vs Edward Cabrera (2-1) (3.45)

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The Miami Marlins will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their series at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.

The Miami Marlins are 48-57 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Miami is coming off of a series loss against Cincinnati, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Miami pitching staff has a 3.85 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average this season. The Marlins offense has scored 411 runs with a .237 batting average and a .300 on base percentage. Jesus Aguilar is batting .243 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI’s for the Marlins this season. The projected starter for Miami is Edward Cabrera, who is 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 15.2 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 41-63 this season and have lost five games in a row. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against St. Louis, where they lost all three games played. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.41 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 433 runs with a .242 batting average and a .316 on base percentage this year. Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with 20 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 4-7 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 91 innings pitched this season.

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Both of these teams come into this series not playing very well over their last few games. Miami continues to pitch pretty well, but their offense has not produced all season long. Chicago has one of the worst records in baseball, but has the home field advantage here. The starting pitcher for Miami is up in the air, but it looks like it is going to be Edward Cabrera, who has been on the IL for almost two months. For Chicago, Justin Steele has allowed one or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts. I like Chicago in this game and expect them to bounce back after being swept by the Cardinals.

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