Cubs vs Marlins Prediction - MLB Picks 4/30/23

Miami Marlins (15-13) vs Chicago Cubs (14-12)

Game Info: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 12:05 pm (loanDepot park)

Bryan Hoeing (0-1) (9.82) vs Justin Steele (4-0) (1.19)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins +125 / Chicago Cubs -145 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Miami Marlins in Game 3 of their series on Sunday afternoon at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida.

Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 14-12 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Chicago won two out of three games against San Diego. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.65 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .221 opponent batting average this year. The Cubs offense has scored 143 runs with a .276 batting average and a .348 on base percentage. Patrick Wisdom is batting .250 with 10 home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Cubs. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 30.1 innings pitched this season.

Marlins Preview

The Miami Marlins are 15-13 this season and they have won three games in a row. Miami has won the first two games in this series by scores of 3-2 and 7-6. The Miami pitching staff has a 4.46 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .243 opponent batting average. The Marlins offense has scored 95 runs with a .248 batting average and a .309 on base percentage this season. Jazz Chisholm is batting .252 with five home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Marlins. The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Bryan Hoeing, who is 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA and a 2.18 WHIP over 3.2 innings pitched this year. 

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Chicago is 4-2 in their last 5 road games and 3-11 in their last 14 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 games. Miami is 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 Sunday games. The over is 6-1 in Miami’s last 7 games. The under is 6-3 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.


The Marlins have won the first two games in this series and they will be looking for the sweep in this matchup. Both of these teams are above .500 so far this season, which comes as a surprise to a lot of people. Miami will start Bryan Hoeing, who allowed four earned runs over 3.2 innings against Atlanta in his first start. Chicago will start Justin Steele, who has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his five starts. Take the Cubs here. 

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