There does appear to be a chance of rain in Baltimore on Wednesday, where the Orioles and Cubs will face off at 6:35 PM ET. This one is being played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, and the Orioles are the heavy favorites on the money line at -173. The money line odds for a Cubs win are at +146, and they are 5th in the NL Central with a record of 43-49. Baltimore leads the AL East at 57-34.

Chicago will be looking to keep their two-game winning streak alive, and they are starting Shota Imanaga. The Orioles are starting Corbin Burnes.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Baltimore Orioles Moneyline -173

This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 6:35 ET on Wednesday, July 10th.

HOW TO BET THE CUBS VS ORIOLES:

  • We have the Orioles winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Cubs to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Chicago cruised to a 9-2 win over the Orioles in the most recent game of this series. The Cubs had a huge 3rd inning, scoring seven of their nine runs. As for the Orioles, they scored their only two runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Cubs were at +161 on the money line.

Jameson Taillon pitched well for the Cubs in this one, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs. He finished the game with seven strikeouts and picked up a win. On the other side, Dean Kremer only went four innings for the Orioles and gave up five earned runs.

At the plate, the Cubs were led by Michael Busch, Ian Happ, and Seiya Suzuki. Busch and Happ each homered, while Suzuki went 2/5 with an RBI. Both Busch and Suzuki scored twice for Chicago's offense.

Cubs Records & Stats

With a record of 43-49, the Cubs are 5th in the NL Central, trailing the Brewers by ten games. Chicago has gone just 10-19 in divisional games this year. The Cubs have won two straight games, and they are 5-5 across their last ten contests.

Chicago's overall record has them in 5th place in the NL Central, and they trail the Brewers by ten games. The Cubs took the first game of this series vs. the Orioles. So far, they have an overall series record of 10-17-2. As the road underdog, the Cubs are 12-22 this season compared to 25-21 at home.

When the Cubs win, they do so by an average of 3.2 runs per game, while their losses come by an average of 3.2 runs. Their overall run line record is 44-48, but they have fared much better on the run line as the underdog, going 31-17. They have covered the run line in two straight games as the underdog.

The Cubs are on the road today against the Orioles, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. Chicago has played 88 games this season, and 40 of them have gone over the total, while 48 have gone under. The average over/under line in Cubs games is 8 runs, and when the line has been set at 8.5 runs, the record is 9-9. So far this season, 27 of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, which accounts for 29.3% of their games.

Left-hander Shota Imanaga gets the start for the Cubs today as he faces the Orioles on the road. He has made 16 starts this season and has a record of 7-2 with an ERA of 3.17. Imanaga's WHIP for the season is currently 1.11. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had given up 10 earned runs in back-to-back starts. Imanaga has allowed at least one homer in three straight outings. Per nine innings, he is averaging 9.1 strikeouts and just 1.48 walks.

For the season, the Cubs are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have been a bit better at home, putting up 4.3 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .230 and are 16th in home runs. However, the Cubs do have the 4th fewest strikeouts in the league and are near the top of the league in terms of drawing walks.

Over the past nine games, Ian Happ has been on fire, going 11/28 with four homers and 13 RBIs. For the season, he is hitting .244 with 14 homers, which is 2nd on the team and 13th in the league. Christopher Morel leads the Cubs with 15 homers but is batting just .199 for the season.

Orioles Records & Stats

With a record of 57-34, the Orioles lead the AL East by three games over the Yankees. Baltimore is 19-7 against other teams in the AL East. The Orioles have dropped the first game of their series vs. the Cubs and are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Orioles are 29-18 this year while going 28-16 on the road. As the favorite, the Orioles have gone 46-28 and 11-6 as the underdog. So far, they have dropped two straight games at home. Baltimore's overall series record is 20-6-3, and they have won three straight series.

When betting the run line on the Orioles, it's been a profitable strategy this season, as they are 51-40. They have been especially good on the road, going 27-17, compared to 24-23 at home. Baltimore has been the favorite in 74 games and the underdog in 17, with the run line hitting at a 13-4 clip in those underdog games.

When the Baltimore Orioles play at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. This season, the Orioles have an over/under record of 47-34, and their games have averaged a combined 9.2 runs per game. In games where the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the over has hit 15 times and the under has hit 10 times. Overall, 25.3% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, and the over has hit in their last three games.

Right-hander Corbin Burnes gets the start for the Orioles today as he faces the Cubs at home. He has made 18 starts this season and has a record of 9-3 with an ERA of 2.32. Burnes' WHIP for the season is currently 1.02. In his last outing, Burnes finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Burnes has been especially tough at home, coming in with a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 1.86.

So far this season, the Orioles have been the best offensive team in the league, averaging 5.1 runs per game and leading the MLB with 147 home runs. They also have the league's top slugging percentage and isolated power numbers. Baltimore's team batting average is a solid .255, and they have the best OPS in the league. The Orioles have been even better on the road, averaging 5.3 runs per game.

Gunnar Henderson has been one of the league's top power threats this season, as his 27 homers are the best mark in the league. He is also 7th in the league with 61 RBIs. Henderson has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 13/41 in his last 10 games. Anthony Santander has also been swinging a hot bat, going 10/38 in his last 10 games, including two homers.