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 Baltimore Orioles (61-56) play the Chicago Cubs (49-67), Thursday at 3:05 PM ET. Spenser Watkins (4-2) is the starter for the Orioles, and Adrian Sampson (0-3) for the Cubs.

With the Cubs (+133) visiting, the Orioles (-157) are a solid favorite on the moneyline. The game’s over/under is 9.

Orioles vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Baltimore Orioles (-1.5)

Moneyline

Orioles (-157)

Total

9 Runs (Over: +101, Under: -122)

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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 Cubs secured a 3-2 victory over the Nationals yesterday. P.J. Higgins (1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Erich Uelmen got the win on the mound after going zero innings without giving up an earned run on one hit.

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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 2-1 when favored by -157 or more by oddsmakers this season. The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.1% chance of a victory for the Orioles. So far this season, Baltimore and its opponents have hit the over in 57 of their 117 games with a total. The Orioles are 78-39-0 ATS in their 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 (61) .320 (87) .399 (94) 2.2% (101) 17.6% (52) 6.9% (96)
Anthony Santander 109 .257 (71) .338 (59) .447 (51) 4.3% (34) 18.3% (58) 8.6% (75)
Austin Hays 105 .253 (80) .309 (109) .419 (76) 3.0% (74) 20.2% (76) 5.6% (127)
Ryan Mountcastle 103 .242 (103) .290 (129) .422 (74) 3.7% (47) 24.7% (117) 6.2% (116)
Jorge Mateo 109 .228 (121) .280 (137) .398 (96) 2.8% (84) 28.8% (138) 5.4% (132)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in 32, or 41%, of the 78 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Chicago has a win-loss record of 13-22 when favored by +133 or worse by oddsmakers this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 42.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 49 of their 116 games with a total set by sportsbooks 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 (35) .356 (31) .449 (48) 2.6% (89) 23.5% (101) 9.9% (48)
Willson Contreras 98 .247 (94) .357 (28) .455 (42) 4.0% (38) 21.7% (88) 9.3% (61)
Nico Hoerner 101 .304 (10) .351 (38) .429 (67) 1.8% (112) 11.4% (7) 5.7% (123)
Patrick Wisdom 112 .219 (132) .313 (105) .438 (58) 4.7% (23) 33.6% (144) 10.9% (37)
Christopher Morel 73 .258 (-) .328 (-) .458 (-) 3.6% (-) 30.5% (-) 8.9% (-)

Orioles vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Orioles will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-157). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up 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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