Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles 8-18-22

Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will face off with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 3:05 PM ET.


The Cubs were able to defeat the Nationals in two of the three games, and entered this series with a winning record of two straight and six of their previous ten games.


On Wednesday afternoon, the Cubs broke a 2-2 tie game with a crucial RBI single from former National Yan Gomes, earning them a 3-2 victory. The Chicago Cubs are placed third in the NL Central division with a win/loss slate of 49-67. 


Adrian Sampson will take the mound on Thursday in this brief one-game contest. Sampson will make his 12th appearance and 10th start of the year.


Sampson has a 4.44 ERA in his previous five outings, going 0-2 overall. He allowed 29 hits in 26 innings while striking out 20 and walking nine.


  • The Cubs are 6-3 SU in their previous 9 games against the Orioles. 
  • The Chicago Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches on the road. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Chicago’s previous 6 matches on the road against Baltimore.

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Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions 8/18/2022


The Baltimore Orioles enter this game with five victories in their previous ten games and sit a game and a half out of third place in the AL East after falling 6-1 in the series finale in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.


The Birds are batting .284 against Cubs pitchers, scoring almost seven runs per game, and they hit seven home runs in their first three games against the Cubs.


The Baltimore Orioles have a 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 774 strikeouts in their rotation. Baltimore trails in fourth place in the American League East division at 61-55. 


Right-hander Spencer Watkins will be in the box attempting to take advantage of the Orioles’ offensive output. Watkins will make his 17th appearance and 16th start of the year. He made three solid starts thus far, throwing 72 innings while allowing 77 hits.


Watkins is unbeaten this season in one start against the Cubs. He pitched for five innings, allowing just four hits and one run while also getting five Cubs out.


  • The Baltimore Orioles are 10-5 SU in their last 15 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Baltimore’s previous 12 matches against the Chi Cubs. 
  • The team is 5-1 SU in their previous 6 games at home.

Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles. The MLB pick for this match is the Baltimore Orioles. With this one-game contest against the Cubs, Baltimore will begin a crucial seven-game home series.


The Orioles will then face off against Boston and the Chicago White Sox, two AL WildCard contenders. This makes the game crucial for the Birds in light of that.


The Orioles have a perfect record against the Cubs this year, outscoring the North Siders 20-6, including 9-3 in their lone meeting at Camden Yards. The Baltimore Orioles will win to a predicted score of 6-5. 


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Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles 8/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:05 PM ET 


Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards


Date: August 18, 2022 




MLB Odds: BAL -160


MLB Totals: 9


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