Orioles vs Cubs Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, August 18

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In the final game of a one-game series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Chicago Cubs (49-67) play the Baltimore Orioles (61-56), Thursday at 3:05 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Spenser Watkins (4-2) for the Orioles, and Adrian Sampson (0-3) for the Cubs.

The Orioles are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-145) at home over the Cubs (+123). The game has an over/under set at 9 runs.

Orioles vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Baltimore Orioles (-1.5)

Moneyline

Orioles (-145)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -101, Under: -120)

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When, Where, at What Time is Orioles vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MARQ,MASN2
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Orioles Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jonathan Arauz 10 Day Injury List Finger
Tyler Wells 15 Day Injury List Back/Side
John Means 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Travis Lakins 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chris Ellis 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alex Wells 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Isaiah Kearns Restricted List Personal

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Rafael Ortega Day-to-day Undisclosed

Last Time Out: Orioles and Cubs

The Orioles lost 6-1 against the Blue Jays yesterday, with Joey Krehbiel taking the loss. He threw zero innings, giving up two earned runs on two hits. Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Orioles offensively.

The Cubs took down the Nationals 3-2 yesterday. P.J. Higgins went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, and Erich Uelmen got the win, pitching zero innings without giving up an earned run on one hit.

Betting Trends

Orioles Betting Records and Team Stats

The Orioles have won nine, or 69.2%, of the 13 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Baltimore has a record of 4-1 when favored by -145 or more by bookmakers this season. The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 59.2% chance of a victory for the Orioles. Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 57 of their 117 chances. The Orioles have an ATS record of 78-39-0 in 117 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Cedric Mullins 114 .263 (62) .320 (86) .399 (94) 2.2% (101) 17.6% (52) 6.9% (96)
Anthony Santander 109 .257 (71) .338 (62) .447 (51) 4.3% (34) 18.3% (58) 8.6% (74)
Austin Hays 105 .253 (81) .309 (110) .419 (77) 3.0% (74) 20.2% (76) 5.6% (126)
Ryan Mountcastle 103 .242 (105) .290 (129) .422 (76) 3.7% (47) 24.7% (117) 6.2% (115)
Jorge Mateo 109 .228 (121) .280 (137) .398 (96) 2.8% (82) 28.8% (138) 5.4% (132)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been chosen as underdogs in 78 games this year and have walked away with the win 32 times (41%) in those games. Chicago has a mark of 15-28 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +123 or worse on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 44.8% chance of pulling out a win. Contests with Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 49 of 116 chances this season. The Cubs are 59-57-0 against the spread in their 116 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 113 .278 (34) .356 (31) .449 (47) 2.6% (89) 23.5% (100) 9.9% (48)
Willson Contreras 98 .247 (92) .357 (28) .455 (40) 4.0% (37) 21.7% (88) 9.3% (62)
Nico Hoerner 101 .304 (11) .351 (38) .429 (66) 1.8% (113) 11.4% (6) 5.7% (123)
Patrick Wisdom 112 .219 (131) .313 (104) .438 (57) 4.7% (24) 33.6% (144) 10.9% (36)
Christopher Morel 73 .258 (-) .328 (-) .458 (-) 3.6% (-) 30.5% (-) 8.9% (-)

Orioles vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Orioles to earn the win (-145 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go under the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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