Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick 7/9/24 MLB Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick 7/9/24 MLB Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick 7/9/24 – As the MLB season progresses, the Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles are set to face off on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Cubs, struggling below .500, will attempt to find form against the surging Orioles, who have positioned themselves as a formidable force in the league. This game presents a classic underdog versus favorite scenario, essential for fans and bettors looking for free MLB daily predictions.

 

Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles Game Info
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:35 PM ET
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
TV:
Stream: MLB.TV

 

Chicago Cubs (42-49) vs. Baltimore Orioles (57-33)

 

The Cubs even have a poor record of 42-49; the team going around with a .229 BA and a relatively low .369 OBP. Thus, despite such significant indicators as 87 home runs and 374 points this season, their offenses have not been very powerful and active. However, their pitchers have been able to achieve a rather decent 3.91 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, a sign that the team’s pitchers are much more reliable than the hitters. Looking at the team’s ability to play on the road, they have struggled in their recent games 5-15 SU in the last 20 games as they head to Baltimore.

 

Unlike the Cubs, the Orioles possess a better record of 57-33 and the befitting team batting average of .256 and slugging percentage of .460. The teams have made 146 home runs and 464 runs proving their power in the field. As for the pitching staff, their ERA is even lower at 3.57 and the WHIP is also lower at 1.17; batters have a low average of .226 against the pitching staff of the team. Home ground: In their home ground the Orioles have been very strong and impressive (4-1 SU of last 5 games) making it very hard for visitors.

 

Shota Imanaga (7-2 W-L, 3.16 ERA) vs. Dean Kremer (4-4 W-L, 3.93 ERA)

 

Shota Imanaga has been a model of stability for the Cubs, scoring a 3.16 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and pitched 91 innings. This is evident from the manner he exhibited control by allowing few walks to a team’s players (15) but at the same time managing to strike out as many as 92 players. If Imanaga is going to do that against the opposing team and especially against the Orioles’ potent hitting line-up, it will be of immense importance.

 

Dean Kremer of the Orioles has somewhat less striking stats with the 3.93 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 55 innings. Even though he is not a workhorse type who pitches many innings, his strikeout-to-walk ratio coupled by better control when it comes to pressure moments will help to effectively handle the Cub’s hitters.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore Orioles -160, Total Odds: 8.5

 

The Orioles enter as favorites with a -160 moneyline, reflecting their robust season performance and home advantage. The total set at 8.5 with odds leaning towards the under suggests expectations of a pitcher-dominated game, considering both starters’ ability to control the game pace.

 

Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

 

The Cubs show a mixed bag in betting trends. They are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against Baltimore, indicating historical success against them, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore. However, their recent road struggles could overshadow these past successes. The trend towards the total going UNDER in recent games could suggest a lower-scoring affair, especially against a strong Baltimore pitching staff.

 

Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends

 

Baltimore’s recent form (8-3 SU in their last 11 games) and their solid home record make them a strong bet, despite the anomaly of their recent home struggles against the Cubs (1-4 SU in their last 5 home games against Chicago). The total going UNDER in most of their recent Tuesday games could influence betting decisions for the under.

 

Chicago Cubs vs. Baltimore Orioles 7/9/24 Betting Picks

 

Given the data and trends, my final recommendation leans towards a conservative approach. The Orioles, with their commanding home record and batting strength, seem poised to take this game. However, the Cubs’ knack for upsets in this particular matchup cannot be entirely discounted.

 

Premium top picks would suggest considering the UNDER on total runs given both teams’ recent trends, and placing a cautious bet on the Orioles to leverage their home advantage and superior season form.

 

Free Pick and Prediction: Baltimore Orioles 4, Chicago Cubs 2.