Miami Marlins @ Chicago Cubs Matchup Preview - August 5th, 2022


The Miami Marlins enter the game as the 23rd ranked team per THE BAT X's Power Rankings and will battle the 28th ranked Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Marlins rank 1st in MLB in steals and will likely lean on that speed in their attempt to win today. When the Cubs have found success this year, it's been through their speed. They rank 4th in baseball in stolen bases.

Miami Marlins Insights

  • Edward Cabrera has a large reverse platoon split and is stuck facing 6 same-handed bats today.

  • J.J. Bleday has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (100% of the time), but he is penciled in 6th on the lineup card in this game.

  • The Miami Marlins bullpen grades out as the 5th-worst in Major League Baseball, according to THE BAT.

Chicago Cubs Insights

  • Justin Steele's 2465 rpm fastball spin rate this year grades out in the 96th percentile among SPs.

  • Frank Schwindel's average exit velocity has decreased recently; his 87.8-mph seasonal mark has dropped to 83.3-mph over the last 14 days.

  • Patrick Wisdom has a high pull rate on his flyballs (40.7% — 99th percentile) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards MLB's 7th-shallowest LF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The Chicago Cubs have hit the Game Total Under in 17 of their last 29 games (+8.35 Units / 26% ROI)

  • The Miami Marlins have hit the Moneyline in 9 of their last 14 away games (+4.40 Units / 28% ROI)

  • Sandy Alcantara has hit the Earned Runs Under in 16 of his last 20 games (+12.85 Units / 49% ROI)