Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs 6/18/2023 – The Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs are set to face off in an exciting MLB matchup at Wrigley Field. Both teams have shown glimpses of promise in recent games, making this matchup an intriguing one for bettors. In this betting preview, we will analyze the teams’ recent performance, key player statistics, and the latest betting odds to provide you with valuable insights and a predicted score for the game. The baseball betting picks are updated online as these teams clash in this entertaining game.
Based on the provided odds, the Baltimore Orioles are listed as the favorites with a moneyline of -141, while the Chicago Cubs are listed as underdogs with a moneyline of +115. The point spread favors the Orioles with -1.5 at +168, and the total runs are set at 8.5, with the over at +101 and the under at -120.
Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs 6/18/2023
|When:||Sunday, June 18, 1:05 PM EDT|
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— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 17, 2023
The Baltimore Orioles have had mixed results in their recent games. They hold a 6-3 record in their last nine games, showing signs of improvement. However, they have struggled against the Chicago Cubs, with a 3-9 record in their last 12 matchups. The Orioles have also faced challenges on the road, winning only one of their last five away games. Additionally, when playing on the road against the Cubs, they have won just two of their last seven games.
Baltimore’s top players
Adley Rutschman has been a standout player for the Orioles this season. With a batting average of .281, an on-base percentage of .390, and a slugging percentage of .438, Rutschman has contributed significantly to the team’s offense. Anthony Santander has also made his presence felt with a .259 batting average and a .454 slugging percentage, adding power to the Orioles’ lineup.
Players to watch: Adley Rutschman C (GP 68, AB 256, R 35, H 72, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 10, RBI 31, TB 112, BB 47, SO 41, SB 0, AVG 0.281, OBP 0.39, SLG 0.438, OPS 0.828, WAR 1.9, Anthony Santander RF (GP 66, AB 251, R 31, H 65, 2B 20, 3B 1, HR 9, RBI 38, TB 114, BB 26, SO 66, SB 1, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.454, OPS 0.784, WAR 1
The Chicago Cubs have been on a winning streak, winning their last five games. They have performed strongly at home, winning seven of their last eight games at Wrigley Field. The Cubs have also enjoyed success against opponents from the American League, winning six of their last eight games. However, they have struggled in games against the Orioles, winning just two of their last seven matchups at home.
Chicago’s top players
Dansby Swanson has been a key contributor to the Cubs’ success. With a .264 batting average, a .353 on-base percentage, and a .405 slugging percentage, Swanson has been a consistent offensive threat. Nico Hoerner has also impacted with his impressive .288 batting average and .385 slugging percentage. His ability to get on base and contribute to the team’s scoring opportunities has been valuable for the Cubs.
Players to watch: Dansby Swanson SS (GP 69, AB 269, R 33, H 71, 2B 13, 3B 2, HR 7, RBI 30, TB 109, BB 36, SO 71, SB 4, AVG 0.264, OBP 0.353, SLG 0.405, OPS 0.758, WAR 2.7, Nico Hoerner 2B (GP 62, AB 260, R 39, H 75, 2B 11, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 33, TB 100, BB 19, SO 31, SB 16, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.34, SLG 0.385, OPS 0.725, WAR 2
Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Baltimore is 6-3 SU in their last nine games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last nine games when playing as the favorite.
Baltimore is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Chi Cubs.
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in their last five games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last six games played on a Sunday when on the road.
Baltimore is 2-5 SU in their last seven games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last five games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’ last six games.
Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last eight games at home.
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last seven games when playing at home against Baltimore.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’ last eight games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last five games against an American League East Division division opponent.
Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
Based on recent performance, key player statistics, and the provided betting odds, the Chicago Cubs have a slight disadvantage in this game. The latest baseball betting predictions are leaning towards the Orioles to win this game and cover the spread. Take Baltimore to secure a neat victory over the Cubs with a decent score.
Score Prediction: Orioles 5, Cubs 4.