Chicago Cubs at Baltimore Orioles - 8/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (61-56) vs Chicago Cubs (49-67)

Game Info: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Spenser Watkins (4-2) (4.23) vs Adrian Sampson (0-3) (3.88)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -145 / Chicago Cubs +120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Baltimore Orioles in a makeup of their postponed game from June 8 at Camden Yards on Thursday afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs are 49-67 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Chicago is coming off of a series win against Washington, where they won two out of the three games played. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 484 runs with a .244 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Patrick Wisdom is batting .219 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Adrian Sampson, who is 0-3 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 53.1 innings pitched this season.

The Baltimore Orioles are 61-56 this season and have lost four of their last seven games. Baltimore is coming off of a series win against Toronto, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 495 runs with a .237 batting average and a .305 on base percentage this year. Anthony Santander is batting .257 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Spenser Watkins, who is 4-2 with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 72.1 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Chicago’s last 7 game one’s of a series. Baltimore is 7-1 in their last 8 game one’s of a series and 17-42 in their last 59 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Baltimore’s last 4 Thursday games. Chicago is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Baltimore.

These two teams will meet for a brief one game series to play a game that was postponed in June. Baltimore is right in the middle of the AL Wild Card race, while Chicago is starting to look towards next season. Baltimore will go with Spenser Watkins, who has allowed eight runs over his last 14.1 innings. For the Cubs, Adrian Sampson has allowed nine runs over his last 14 innings of work. I like the over in this game with neither pitcher being that sharp lately.

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