MLB Spread Lines and Odds: Orioles vs Cubs - 7/9

MLB Spread Lines and Odds: Orioles vs Cubs - 7/9

MLB Spread Lines and Odds: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs - 7/9

 

Game Summary

The Baltimore Orioles are set to face off against the Chicago Cubs at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 9th. The Orioles have been impressive this season, boasting a commendable record of 57-33 and ranking 2nd in overall wins. They have been particularly strong at home with a 29-17 record. On the other hand, the Cubs have struggled, holding a 42-49 record and sitting at 19th in overall wins. Their road performance has been less than stellar, with a 17-28 record.

The Orioles' Dean Kremer will take the mound with a record of 4-4 and an ERA of 3.93. Kremer has shown promise but has had inconsistencies throughout the season. The Cubs will counter with Shota Imanaga, who has been a bright spot in their rotation with a 7-2 record and a 3.16 ERA. Imanaga’s command and control have been key to his success, and he will need to be sharp against a potent Orioles lineup.

Baltimore's hitting has been one of their strengths, ranking 3rd in hits (797) and tied for 1st in runs (464). They also have a solid team batting average of .256, ranking 5th. The Cubs, meanwhile, rank 26th in hits (687) and 19th in runs (374), with a team batting average of .229. Relief pitching has also been a factor, with the Orioles having 31 saves (4th) and the Cubs having 21 saves (Tied-17th).

This matchup presents an interesting dichotomy between a strong Orioles team looking to continue their dominance and a Cubs team aiming to turn their season around. With both teams having key players and varying strengths, this game promises to be an exciting clash.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Baltimore Orioles Spread -1.5 (+138)
Chicago Cubs Spread +1.5 (-166)
Baltimore Orioles Moneyline -140
Chicago Cubs Moneyline +120

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher 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

Hitting

The Orioles have an impressive lineup, ranking 3rd in hits with 797 and tied for 1st in runs with 464. Their team batting average of .256 ranks 5th in the league. Gunnar Henderson stands out as their top hitter, leading the team in batting average (.293), home runs (27), and RBIs (61). The Orioles' offense is potent, and they have been effective in generating runs consistently throughout the season.

Relief Pitching

Baltimore's bullpen has been strong, recording 31 saves, which ranks 4th in the league. The relief pitchers have managed to hold leads, contributing significantly to the team's success. Their ability to close out games has been a critical factor in their high win total.

Fielding

Defensively, the Orioles have committed 41 errors, which ranks 25th. While their fielding might not be their strongest suit, the team's overall performance has managed to overcome these shortcomings.

Starting Pitchers

Dean Kremer will start for the Orioles. He has a 4-4 record with a 3.93 ERA. Kremer has shown flashes of brilliance but has struggled with consistency. His ability to control the strike zone and limit walks will be crucial against the Cubs.

 

Chicago Cubs

Hitting

The Cubs have struggled offensively, ranking 26th in hits with 687 and 19th in runs with 374. Their team batting average of .229 also ranks 26th. Cody Bellinger leads the team with a .266 batting average, while Christopher Morel has hit 15 home runs. The Cubs will need a collective effort to improve their offensive output.

Relief Pitching

Chicago's bullpen has recorded 21 saves, ranking tied for 17th. While their relief pitchers have had moments of success, the bullpen's inconsistency has been a concern. The Cubs need their relievers to step up and provide stability late in games.

Fielding

Defensively, the Cubs have committed 51 errors, ranking tied for 11th. Their fielding has been relatively solid, and they will need to maintain this standard to support their pitching staff.

Starting Pitchers

Shota Imanaga will start for the Cubs. He has been a standout with a 7-2 record and a 3.16 ERA. Imanaga's control and ability to limit runs will be key to giving the Cubs a chance to win against a strong Orioles lineup.

 

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 on the season, showcasing their strong performance.
  • The Cubs are 42-49, struggling to find consistency.
  • Baltimore ranks 2nd in overall wins and has a solid home record of 29-17.
  • Chicago has a poor road record of 17-28.
  • The Orioles have a team ERA of 3.57, ranking 4th in the league.
  • The Cubs have a team ERA of 3.91, ranking 12th.
  • Baltimore's batting average of .256 ranks 5th, while Chicago's .229 ranks 26th.
  • The Orioles' bullpen has recorded 31 saves, ranking 4th.
  • The Cubs' bullpen has 21 saves, ranking tied for 17th.
  • Baltimore's Gunnar Henderson leads the team in batting average, home runs, and RBIs.

 

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 Tied-17th
Fielding 25th Tied-11th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Orioles are 29-17 at home this season.
  • The Cubs are 17-28 on the road this season.
  • Baltimore's team ERA of 3.57 ranks 4th in the league.
  • Chicago's team ERA of 3.91 ranks 12th.
  • Baltimore has scored 464 runs this season, tied for 1st in the league.
  • Chicago has scored 374 runs this season, ranking 19th.
  • The Orioles have a team batting average of .256, ranking 5th.
  • The Cubs have a team batting average of .229, ranking 26th.
  • Baltimore's bullpen has recorded 31 saves, ranking 4th.
  • Chicago's bullpen has 21 saves, ranking tied for 17th.

 

Weather

The weather for the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards is expected to be partly sunny with a temperature of 87°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: Baltimore Orioles to cover -1.5

The Baltimore Orioles have been one of the most consistent teams this season, especially at home. Their strong hitting, solid starting pitching, and reliable bullpen give them a significant edge over the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have struggled on the road and have been inconsistent both offensively and defensively. With Dean Kremer on the mound and the Orioles' potent lineup, Baltimore is favored to cover the spread. Shota Imanaga has been good for the Cubs, but he will face a tough challenge against the Orioles' hitters.

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