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    The Miami Marlins (16-17) will try to break a four-game losing streak when they visit the Chicago Cubs (16-16) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Marlins (+150) are not projected to end the streak against the Cubs (-176). Drew Smyly starts for Chicago, and Bryan Hoeing is Miami’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Marlins

    • Game Day: Saturday, May 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Marlins Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -176 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Marlins?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs average 1.3 home runs per game to rank ninth in MLB play with 41 total home runs.
    • Chicago ranks third in MLB with a .269 batting average.
    • The Cubs are fifth in MLB with a .340 on-base percentage.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.5 times per game, the No. 14 average in MLB.
    • The Cubs have hit 22 home runs at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Chicago has a .418 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .256 with 144 hits (8.5 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .763, fueled by an OBP of .353 and a team-best slugging percentage of .410 this season. He has a .309 batting average.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, he ranks 21st in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage, and 97th in slugging.
    • Hoerner hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .200 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger is batting .297 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 11 walks. He’s slugging .568 with an on-base percentage of .365.
    • He is 33rd in batting average, 51st in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging among qualified batters.
    • Bellinger enters this matchup looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with two doubles and a walk.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .426 this season while batting .300 with 25 walks and 14 runs scored.
    • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago in total hits (25) this season while batting .229 with 16 extra-base hits.

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins have hit 28 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • Miami has a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
    • The Marlins have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
    • Miami ranks 18th with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.
    • In 14 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 16 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Miami has a team slugging percentage of .394 in away games this season with 39 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .241 with 8.2 base hits per contest.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez has an on-base percentage of .504, a slugging percentage of .544, and has 45 hits, all club-highs for the Marlins (while batting .437).
    • Including all qualifying players, he is first in batting average, while his on-base percentage is first and he is 26th in slugging.
    • Arraez enters this matchup on an eight-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .457 with two doubles, five walks and three RBI.
    • Jorge Soler is batting .212 with nine doubles, six home runs and 11 walks. He’s slugging .451 with an on-base percentage of .294.
    • Including all qualified players, he ranks 156th in batting average, 145th in on-base percentage and 68th in slugging percentage.
    • Jon Berti is hitting .271 with four doubles, two home runs and nine walks.
    • Jazz Chisholm is hitting .229 with two doubles, a triple, five home runs and eight walks.

    Cubs vs. Marlins Probable Pitchers

    Drew Smyly (CHC) Pitcher Bryan Hoeing (MIA)
    3 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
    35 IP 8.2
    2.83 ERA 6.23
    0.914 WHIP 1.615
    7.5 K/9 6.2
    1.5 BB/9 3.1

    Cubs vs. Marlins Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Brandon Hughes: 15 Day IL (Knee), Adrian Sampson: 15 Day IL (Right meniscus), Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Yan Gomes: 7 Day IL (Concussion)
    • Marlins: Garrett Cooper: 10 Day IL (Ear infection), Avisaíl García: 10 Day IL (Back), Joey Wendle: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Rogers: 15 Day IL (Forearm ), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Biceps), JT Chargois: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nic Enright: 60 Day IL (Illness)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Marlins (Last 10 Games)


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