Marlins vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 5/6/23

Chicago Cubs (15-16) vs Miami Marlins (16-16)

Game Info: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Drew Smyly (3-1) (2.83) vs Bryan Hoeing (0-1) (6.23)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -171 / Miami Marlins +157 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. In the first game of this series on Friday it was the Cubs that were able to secure the 4-1 victory. 

Marlins Betting Preview

The Marlins sit with a 16-17 record overall and they have lost four games in a row. Over the last four games the offense has managed only ten runs and that led to the defeat. The Marlins are averaging 3.30 runs while their defense is giving up 4.97 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th in the league and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. On the mound for the Marlins will be Bryan Hoeing who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 6.23. His last start came against the Cubs and he went five innings giving up five hits and two runs. Jorge Soler has hit six home runs and driven in 13 RBIs. 

Cubs Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who sit with a 16-16 record overall and they finally got back on the right track on Friday. Against the Nationals the offense only managed five runs total and that led to the defeat. The Cubs are averaging 5.0 runs while their defense is giving up 3.59 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the defense is ranked 2nd. Patrick Wisdom has hit 11 home runs and driven in 21 RBIs. On the mound for the Cubs will be Drew Smyly who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.83. In his last start against the Washington Nationals he went seven innings giving up six hits and one run. 

Marlins vs Cubs Trends

Cubs are 5-0 in Smylys last 5 starts vs. National League East. Marlins are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League Central. Cubs are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Cubs are 1-6 in their last 7 games on grass.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Cubs offense is going to find plenty of success scoring in this game. Bryan Hoeing sits with an ERA of 6.23 and Chicago is going to have no issue teeing off on him. Drew Smyly sits with an ERA of 2.83 and he’s going to lockdown a Marlins offense that has been a major issue all season. Back the Cubs on the run line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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