Cubs vs. Marlins Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/7/23

Chris RuffoloMay 07, 2023
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The Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Miami is a -125 road favorite while the Cubs are +105 home underdogs. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Sandy Alcantara will start for the Marlins and is 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Hayden Wesneski will get the call for the Cubs and is 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Chicago’s 4-2 win on Saturday made it back-to-back wins for the Cubs in this head-to-head matchup.


Miami is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 11-1 in their last 12 games overall.


I’m backing the Marlins here. Miami is a solid team despite what we’ve seen from them to this point, and the same can be said for Sandy Alcantara, who definitely hasn’t been the same pitcher that won the Cy Young last season. However, the Cubs have cooled off a fair bit since their hot start to the year and I’m not sure how much I’m buying into Hayden Wesneski right now either. All in all, this is a great price for a pitcher of Alcantara’s caliber and I think the Fish get the win here. Give me Miami.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Miami -120
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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg