Wednesday's contest between the Tampa Bay Rays (39-18) and Chicago Cubs (24-30) matching up at Wrigley Field has a projected final score of 5-3 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Rays, so expect a competitive matchup. The game will begin at 2:20 PM ET on May 31.

The Rays will give the nod to Zach Eflin (7-1, 3.17 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 8 on the season, and the Cubs will turn to Justin Steele (6-2, 2.77 ERA).

Cubs vs. Rays Game Info & Odds

  • When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 2:20 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
  • How to Watch on TV: MARQ
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Rays Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Rays 5, Cubs 4.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Rays

  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Cubs Performance Insights

  • The Cubs have played as the underdog in four of their past 10 games and have gone 2-2 in those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Chicago and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total six times.
  • The Cubs' ATS record is 2-4-0 over their previous 10 matchups (six of those matchups had spread set by sportsbooks).
  • The Cubs have come away with 11 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Chicago has a mark of 7-5 in contests where oddsmakers favor it by +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Chicago scores the 18th-most runs in baseball (245 total, 4.5 per game).
  • The Cubs have pitched to a 4.17 ERA this season, which ranks 14th in baseball.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 26 Reds L 9-0 Justin Steele vs Hunter Greene
May 27 Reds L 8-5 Jameson Taillon vs Brandon Williamson
May 28 Reds L 8-5 Drew Smyly vs Graham Ashcraft
May 29 Rays W 1-0 Marcus Stroman vs Taj Bradley
May 30 Rays W 2-1 Kyle Hendricks vs Shane McClanahan
May 31 Rays - Justin Steele vs Zach Eflin
June 2 @ Padres - Jameson Taillon vs Michael Wacha
June 3 @ Padres - Drew Smyly vs Yu Darvish
June 4 @ Padres - Marcus Stroman vs Ryan Weathers
June 5 @ Padres - Kyle Hendricks vs Blake Snell
June 6 @ Angels - Justin Steele vs Tyler Anderson