Chicago Cubs at Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs are on the road at the Baltimore Orioles for the first of a three game series on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs come into the game with a 42-49 record. That is last place in the National League Central. Despite that, the Cubs are coming off a win on Sunday over the Los Angeles Angels.

For the Baltimore Orioles, they have the best record in the American League East. The Orioles are 57-33 on the season. Baltimore is coming off a road win in Oakland on Sunday. Overall, Baltimore has won 7 out of their last 10 games.

The Chicago Cubs are the underdogs in this game. Baltimore comes into the game at -156. The total is set at 9.

Chicago Looking to Keep Momentum

The Cubs have won three out of their last four. In those wins, they scored 20 total runs. In the loss to the Angels over the weekend, they were shut-out. Chicago is scoring 4.1 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. The Cubs have a team batting average of .229, which is 26th in the league. Chicago has 87 homeruns on the season.

The Cubs top offensive threats this season have been Cody Bellinger, with his .265 batting average, and Christopher Morel. Morel leads the team with 15 homeruns, while Ian Happ is next with 13.

Shota Imanaga is throwing for the Chicago Cubs in this game. He is 7-2 on the season with a 3.07 earned run average. Imanaga has thrown 91 innings this season, and struck out 92 batters. He has just 15 walks on the season.

First Place Orioles

For the Baltimore Orioles, Dean Kremer will get the nod. Kremer missed some time with injuries, so this is his 11th start of the season. He is 4-4 with a 3.93 on the season. Kremer has thrown 55 innings this season, and struck out 57 batters.

The Orioles have the best offense in all of Major League Baseball. They are scoring 5.2 runs per game, and have a .256 batting average. The power supply has been all over for the Orioles, with 146 homeruns hit. That is the most in all of baseball. 

Baltimore’s top threats have been Gunnar Henderson, who leads the team with 27 homeruns. Anthony Santander has 23 on the season, while Adley Rutschman is next with 16. The Orioles will remain at home over the weekend and play a big three game series against the Yankees.

Orioles Top Cubs on Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs have Imanaga on the mound, but Baltimore’s offense is too strong. The Cubs have played poor baseball for the past six weeks or so. That does not change here. Baltimore wins this game, and wins it by a couple runs. The final bet for this game is the Baltimore Orioles -1.5 (+134) over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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