Cubs Vs Marlins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 5, 2022

The Chicago Cubs aim to halt their five-game losing streak when they face the Miami Marlins (48-57) on Friday at 2:20 PM ET. Chicago (-143 to win) has Justin Steele starting, and Miami (+121) counters Edward Cabrera.

The betting insights in the following article use the latest odds as of August 5, 2022 at 1:28 PM ET.

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Cubs vs Marlins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Steele (CHC) Pitcher Cabrera (MIA)
4 – 7 W/L 2 – 1
91.0 IP 15.2
3.86 ERA 3.45
1.429 WHIP 1.213
8.6 K/9 8.6
4.2 BB/9 5.2

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • The Cubs will send Steele (4-7) to the mound to make his 19th start of the season. He is 4-7 with a 3.86 ERA and 87 strikeouts through 91 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Friday, July 29 against the San Francisco Giants, when the lefty tossed 3 2/3 innings, surrendering no earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.86, with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 19 games this season. Opponents are hitting .246 against him.
  • Steele is looking to record his fifth quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • The opposing Marlins offense has a collective .236 batting average, and is 22nd in the league with 830 total hits and 24th in MLB play with 411 runs scored. It has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.373) and ranks 20th in home runs (98) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 1:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Marlins Stats vs Steele

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jacob Stallings 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500

Marlins Probable Starter Edward Cabrera

  • Cabrera (2-1) will take to the mound for the Marlins and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, June 12, when he threw 3 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs while allowing seven hits against the Houston Astros.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.45, a 1.667 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.213 in three games this season.
  • In three starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • The Cubs have scored 433 runs this season, which ranks 21st in MLB. They are batting .242 for the campaign with 102 home runs, 19th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 1:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Cabrera

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have gone 12-16 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 42.9% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -143 or shorter, Chicago has a 5-7 record (winning 41.7% of its games).
  • The Cubs have a 58.8% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Chicago has combined with opponents to go over the total 44 times this season for a 44-52-8 record against the over/under.
  • The Cubs have put together a 53-51-0 record against the spread this season.
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Marlins Betting Trends

  • The Marlins have been underdogs in 56 games this season and won 19 (33.9%) of those contests.
  • This season, Miami has won eight of its 31 games, or 25.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +121 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Marlins, based on the moneyline, is 45.2%.
  • Miami’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 105 chances.
  • The Marlins are 46-59-0 ATS in their 105 games with a spread this season.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras has 83 hits with a .369 on-base percentage, leading the Cubs in both statistics. He’s batting .253 with 21 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Contreras ranks 82nd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 17th and he is 36th in slugging.
  • Ian Happ’s .426 slugging percentage leads his team, and he has 25 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 42 walks while hitting .273.
  • Among qualified batters, Happ ranks 44th in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage, and 72nd in slugging.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .292 with 14 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 16 walks.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with 22 doubles, 20 home runs and 45 walks.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 366 .273 45 9 46 .353 .779
Patrick Wisdom 353 .224 53 20 52 .319 .775
Willson Contreras 328 .253 53 15 39 .369 .835
Nico Hoerner 318 .292 33 6 33 .335 .747
Frank Schwindel 266 .233 23 8 36 .280 .645
Rafael Ortega 249 .241 25 5 24 .326 .687
Christopher Morel 246 .264 40 9 30 .337 .796
Seiya Suzuki 234 .252 29 8 31 .327 .754
Yan Gomes 181 .227 15 5 14 .246 .594
Nick Madrigal 110 .218 8 0 2 .265 .510

Marlins Players to Watch

  • Jesus Aguilar has an OPS of .680, fueled by an OBP of .288 and a team-best slugging percentage of .392 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Aguilar ranks 113th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage, and 104th in slugging percentage.
  • Miguel Rojas has collected 75 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .281.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Rojas is 121st in batting average, 141st in on-base percentage and 139th in slugging percentage.
  • Garrett Cooper leads his team in OBP (.346) and total hits (84) this season.
  • Joey Wendle has two home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .268 this season.

Marlins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jesús Aguilar 362 .240 34 13 43 .288 .680
Miguel Rojas 320 .234 27 6 28 .281 .622
Garrett Cooper 302 .278 28 7 42 .346 .773
Jacob Stallings 238 .206 20 2 23 .269 .530
Bryan De La Cruz 228 .206 22 7 21 .253 .595
Joey Wendle 190 .268 15 2 21 .314 .682
Nick Fortes 93 .269 22 4 15 .346 .808
Luke Williams 79 .266 15 1 6 .333 .687
JJ Bleday 42 .214 4 1 1 .250 .607
Lewin Diaz 38 .184 5 0 0 .279 .490

Cubs vs Marlins Player Props

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