Marlins vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 5/7/23
Chicago Cubs (17-16) vs Miami Marlins (16-18)
Game Info: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Hayden Wesneski (2-1) (3.49) vs Sandy Alcantara (1-3) (5.35)
Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +105 / Miami Marlins -125 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Marlins will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their series on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The Miami Marlins are 16-18 this season and they have lost five games in a row. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Miami lost all three games in their series with Atlanta. The Miami pitching staff has a 4.74 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average this year. The Marlins offense has scored 111 runs with a .249 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Jorge Soler is batting .224 with seven home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Marlins. The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Sandy Alcantara, who is 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 35.1 innings pitched this year.
The Chicago Cubs are 17-16 this season and they have won two games in a row. Chicago won the first two games in this series by scores of 4-1 and 4-2. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.44 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 164 runs with a .270 batting average and a .341 on base percentage this year. Patrick Wisdom is batting .229 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Cubs. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Hayden Wesneski, who is 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 28.1 innings pitched this season.
Miami is 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 game three’s of a series. The under is 5-2-1 in Miami’s last 8 Sunday games. Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-18 in their last 24 Sunday games. The over is 5-2 in Chicago’s last 7 Sunday games. The under is 6-0 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings in Chicago.
Chicago comes into this game looking for the sweep against a Miami team that has really struggled offensively over the last five games. Miami will have Sandy Alcantara on the mound, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three straight starts. Chicago will start Hayden Wesneski, who has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last four starts. I like the Cubs in this game, as I trust their offense a lot more than Miami’s.
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