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Baltimore Orioles Favored to Dominate Chicago Cubs in Second Game of Series at Camden Yards

On Wednesday evening, the Chicago Cubs will face off against the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of their series at Camden Yards. The Cubs, currently fifth in the NL Central with a record of 42-49, will send Zach Eflin to the mound to face the Orioles' Corbin Burnes in this matchup of pitchers. The Orioles, leading the AL East with a record of 57-33, are favored to win this game. The game is scheduled for 6:35 PM Eastern time.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Cubs +163 | Orioles -180
  • Spread: Cubs +1.5 (-126) | Orioles -1.5 (+111)
  • Total: Over/Under 8.75 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Baltimore will win straight-up is 64%.

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Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have been on a successful streak, winning three of their last four games, including a 5-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels. Pitcher Hayden Wesneski pitched a remarkable game, earning his third win of the season with a strong performance. First baseman Michael Busch hit his 11th home run of the season, and catcher Miguel Amaya had a solid game as well. The team's pitching staff has been impressive, holding their opponents to two runs or less in three of their last four games. The Cubs currently have no major injuries affecting their upcoming game. In terms of rankings, Chicago is ranked 20th in offense and 16th in defense, with a record of 43-49 this season.

Baltimore Orioles Analysis

The Baltimore Orioles recently won two out of three games against the Oakland A's, with a 6-3 victory in the series finale. Grayson Rodriguez earned his 11th win of the season by pitching six innings and striking out eight. The Orioles bullpen performed well, allowing only one hit in three scoreless innings. Heston Kjerstad and Anthony Santander contributed to the win with a three-run home run and 23rd home run, respectively. The Orioles offense has been strong recently, scoring four runs or more in three of their last five games. In terms of power rankings, the Orioles are ranked 22nd overall and are ranked #1 for offense, averaging 5.16 runs per game. There are no current injuries reported that will affect the upcoming game for the Orioles. Against the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles' pitcher Burnes has a 2-4 record with a 3.26 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 10 starts and six relief appearances. Burnes lost his last start against the Cubs last season in Chicago, where he allowed one earned run on eight hits over seven innings. In their last three matchups with the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore won once and lost twice.

Burnes Dominates Cubs as Orioles Look to Extend Dominance at Home

Burnes has demonstrated effectiveness against the Cubs throughout his career, boasting a 3.26 ERA in 69 innings pitched against them. Notably, he has maintained a 1.79 ERA at home this season. In this upcoming matchup, the Orioles hold a significant advantage on offense, leading the league in slugging percentage and ranking sixth in home batting average, while the Cubs lag behind in these categories. Furthermore, the Orioles have a superior pitching staff, ranking fourth in the league in ERA compared to the Cubs' 19th place in road ERA. The Cubs have struggled on the road in 2024, losing 62.2% of their away games. On the contrary, the Orioles have been successful at home, winning 63% of their games and victorious in four of their last five home matchups. Baltimore has also excelled against the spread in 2024, with a winning percentage of 56.7%. Given these statistics and trends, a comfortable Baltimore victory at home is likely on Wednesday.

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