MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Orioles vs Cubs 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Orioles vs Cubs 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs 7/9

Game Summary

The Baltimore Orioles will host the Chicago Cubs at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 9. This matchup features two teams with contrasting seasons thus far. The Orioles are one of the top teams in the league, boasting a record of 57-33 and are comfortably sitting in the top echelon of the MLB standings. On the other hand, the Cubs are struggling with a 42-49 record, placing them in the lower half of the standings.

Baltimore's success this season can be attributed to their well-rounded team performance. The Orioles have shown excellence in both hitting and pitching. They rank 3rd in hits (797), are tied for 1st in runs (464), and hold a strong team ERA of 3.57, which is 4th best in the league. Additionally, their bullpen has been reliable, ranking 4th in saves with 31. The offensive charge is led by Gunnar Henderson, who tops the team in batting average (.293), home runs (27), and RBIs (61).

The Cubs, meanwhile, have faced challenges in both offense and defense. They rank 26th in hits (687) and batting average (.229), which has hindered their ability to consistently put runs on the board. Their pitching staff has been somewhat better, with a team ERA of 3.91, ranking 12th. Shota Imanaga has been a standout in the rotation, posting a 7-2 record with a 3.16 ERA. However, the Cubs' bullpen has been inconsistent, reflected by their middle-of-the-pack ranking in saves (21).

This game is crucial for the Cubs as they look to turn their season around, but they face a formidable opponent in the Orioles. The Orioles will aim to continue their dominance and solidify their position at the top. The matchup between Dean Kremer and Shota Imanaga will be a key factor in determining the outcome of this game.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Betting Market Odds
Over/Under 9.5
Baltimore Orioles Spread -1.5 (+120)
Chicago Cubs Spread +1.5 (-140)
Baltimore Orioles Moneyline -152
Chicago Cubs Moneyline +128

 

Pitching Probables

Player W-L ERA WHIP IP H K BB HR
Shota Imanaga (CHC) 7-2 3.16 1.11 91.0 86 92 15 12
Dean Kremer (BAL) 4-4 3.93 1.09 55.0 40 57 20 10

 

Team Previews

Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have been a powerhouse this season. Their hitting is among the best in the league, led by Gunnar Henderson who leads the team in batting average (.293), home runs (27), and RBIs (61). The Orioles rank 3rd in hits with 797 and are tied for 1st in runs scored with 464. Their batting average of .256 places them 5th in the league.

On the pitching front, the Orioles have one of the best ERA in the league at 3.57, ranking 4th overall. Their bullpen has been particularly strong, ranking 4th in saves with 31. Dean Kremer, who will start this game, has a 4-4 record with a 3.93 ERA. Although his win-loss record isn't outstanding, his ERA and WHIP (1.09) indicate he's capable of delivering quality starts.

Defensively, the Orioles have committed 41 errors, ranking 25th in the league, which suggests room for improvement. However, their overall team performance has been strong enough to mitigate these defensive lapses.

 

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have struggled to find consistency this season. Offensively, they rank 26th in hits (687) and batting average (.229), which has impacted their ability to score runs consistently. Cody Bellinger leads the team in batting average (.266), while Christopher Morel leads in home runs (15) and Ian Happ in RBIs (52).

The Cubs' pitching has been a bit better, with a team ERA of 3.91, ranking 12th in the league. Shota Imanaga has been a bright spot in their rotation, boasting a 7-2 record with a 3.16 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. His performance will be crucial in this matchup against the high-powered Orioles offense.

Defensively, the Cubs have committed 51 errors, which ranks them 11th in the league. This, combined with their offensive struggles, has contributed to their sub-.500 record.

 

Team Injuries

Baltimore Orioles

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Corbin Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12

 

Chicago Cubs

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Kyle Hendricks SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Yency Almonte RP Shoulder Out for the season
Colten Brewer RP Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 9

 

Betting Trends

  • The Orioles are 57-33 overall this season.
  • The Cubs are 42-49 overall this season.
  • The Orioles have a 29-17 home record.
  • The Cubs have a 17-28 road record.
  • The Orioles are 4-2 in their last 6 games.
  • The Cubs are 2-4 in their last 6 games.
  • The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Cubs.
  • The Cubs are 4-6 in their last 10 games against the Orioles.
  • The Orioles have an Over/Under record of 45-34-11.
  • The Cubs have an Over/Under record of 40-49-2.

 

Recent Games

Baltimore Orioles

Opponent Score W/L
@ Oakland W6-3 W
@ Oakland L19-8 L
@ Oakland W3-2 W
@ Seattle L7-3 L
@ Seattle W4-1 W

 

Chicago Cubs

Opponent Score W/L
vs Los Angeles W5-0 W
vs Los Angeles L7-0 L
vs Los Angeles W5-1 W
vs Philadelphia W10-2 W
vs Philadelphia L5-3 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Baltimore Orioles Chicago Cubs
Hitting 3rd 26th
Starting Pitching 4th 12th
Relief Pitching 4th 17th
Fielding 25th 11th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Orioles are 29-17 at home this season.
  • The Cubs are 17-28 on the road this season.
  • The Orioles have a 57-33 overall record.
  • The Cubs have a 42-49 overall record.
  • The Orioles have a 4-2 record in their last 6 games.
  • The Cubs have a 2-4 record in their last 6 games.
  • The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Cubs.
  • The Cubs are 4-6 in their last 10 games against the Orioles.
  • The Orioles have an Over/Under record of 45-34-11.
  • The Cubs have an Over/Under record of 40-49-2.

 

Weather

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Prediction

Pick: Baltimore Orioles moneyline

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The Baltimore Orioles have been dominant this season, especially at home. Their balanced attack, both offensively and defensively, gives them a significant edge over the struggling Cubs. Dean Kremer has been solid on the mound, and the Orioles' offense, led by Gunnar Henderson, should be able to produce enough runs to secure the win. The Cubs' inconsistency and poor road record further solidify the Orioles as the favorable pick. Expect Baltimore to continue their winning ways and cover the moneyline.

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