Marlins vs Cubs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 2 (Steele Shuts Down Marlins)

Marlins vs Cubs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 2 (Steele Shuts Down Marlins)


The Miami Marlins (16-15) aim to build on that record when they visit the Chicago Cubs (15-16) during a Friday, May 5 daytime matchup.

Marlins vs Cubs Game Info

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 2:20 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
  • Coverage: MLBN

This will be the first game of a three-game weekend series in ChicagoMarlins for the Mrlins. These two squads have already faced off against one another three times this season, just last week when the Marlins swept the series in Miami.

Marlins vs Cubs Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIA: (+142) | CHC: (-168)
  • Spread: MIA: +1.5 (-137) | CHC: -1.5 (+114)
  • Total: 9 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Cubs enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:20 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9 runs with both the over and the under at -110.

Marlins vs Cubs Betting Trends

  • Miami is 6-7 on the road this season.
  • The total has hit the under in 17 of Miami's 31 games this season.
  • The Cubs are 8-8 at home this season.
  • The total has also hit the under in 17 of the Cubs' 31 games this season.

Marlins vs Cubs Prediction & Pick

The Cubs come into this matchup as losers of five of their last six games, including three straight to these same Marlins during that stretch. Miami is also coming in trending down though, losers of back-to-back games prior to the Chicago trip.

The Cubs get the major pitching advantage on Friday though. Chicago is sending Justin Steele to the mound. The lefty starter is 4-0 this season with an impressive 1.49 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.

Expect the Cubs to ride the wave and carry the momentum Steele provides to a win.

Final Score Prediction: Cubs: 6 | Marlins: 2

Marlins vs Cubs Best Bet

As mentioned about, Steele has been dealing so far this year and has been one of the best starters in the national league. On Friday, he goes up against the league's worst offense. The Marlins are averaging a mere 3.39 runs per game, which ranks No. 30 in the MLB.

Steele should have no issue continuing his trend and shutting down this abysmal Marlins offense, leading to a lower-scoring game, at least on one side. And when one side isn't expected to score a lot, I like those chances on the under.

Bet: Total - Under 9 runs (-110)

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