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Orioles and Cubs Face Off in Series Finale with Baltimore as Betting Favorite

The Baltimore Orioles are set to finish their series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday evening at 6:35 PM Eastern time. The Cubs have been dominant in the last few games, winning five out of the last six, including the first two games of this series. Justin Steele, who has an ERA of 3.18, will start as pitcher for the Cubs, while Albert Suarez, with an ERA of 2.48, will start for the Orioles. Baltimore is the betting favorite with an opening line of -126, which has remained steady leading up to the game.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Cubs +115 | Orioles -126
  • Spread: Cubs +1.5 (-175) | Orioles -1.5 (+154)
  • Total: Over/Under 8.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Baltimore will win straight-up is 56%.

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Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs secured a win in game two against Baltimore, with multiple players recording hits and Christopher Morel hitting a solo home run. Shota Imanaga pitched well, allowing no runs over six innings. Left-handed pitcher Justin Steele is set to start the next game with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 2.95. Chicago has struggled with consistency at the plate but has shown improvement in July with a batting average of .254. Despite their struggles in driving runners home, they have been hitting more home runs recently. The Cubs have an average of 4.16 runs per game and are ranked 20th in offense in the league.

Baltimore Orioles Analysis

In game two, the Orioles recorded nine hits but were unable to score, with Ryan Mountcastle leading the team with three hits. Corbin Burnes started, allowing three runs over six innings. RHP Albert Suarez is set to start next, with a 5-2 record and 2.48 ERA. Despite struggling in June, Suarez has performed well at home. The Orioles have a strong offense, averaging 5.12 runs per game and hitting .254 as a team. They are ranked 1st in offense, 8th in defense, and have a power ranking of 22. Baltimore has a 57-35 overall record and recently won two out of three games against Chicago.

Chicago Cubs Offense Shining, Baltimore Orioles Face Challenges in July Games

The Chicago Cubs have shown strong offensive performance recently, while the Baltimore Orioles have faced challenges in their July games. However, it is important to note that the Cubs' most robust batting statistics for this season align closely with the Orioles' season average. Baltimore has demonstrated a stronger ability to hit at home this season, particularly with the potential to score extra base hits. It is unlikely that their nine hits will not contribute to runs on the board in this upcoming game. Additionally, considering Steele's recent full game, there is a possibility that his pitching velocity may not be as strong early in the game. Therefore, it is anticipated that the Orioles' offense will be able to strategize effectively. Baltimore ML.

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