Cubs Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 13, 2022

Written By Staff on July 13, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles (44-44) will look to sweep the Chicago Cubs (34-53) on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, at 8:05 PM ET. Chicago’s (-152 to win) Justin Steele gets the start against Baltimore’s (+128) Spenser Watkins.

The insights in the following article reference odds valid as of July 13, 2022 at 7:56 PM ET.

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Cubs vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Steele (CHC) Pitcher Watkins (BAL)
3 – 5 W/L 2 – 1
76.1 IP 47.2
4.13 ERA 4.15
1.428 WHIP 1.385
9 K/9 4.9
4.2 BB/9 3.4

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • Steele (3-5 with a 4.13 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Cubs, his 16th of the season.
  • In his last time out — in relief on Monday, July 4 — the lefty tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put together a 4.13 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .245 to opposing hitters.
  • Steele has three quality starts this year.
  • He will match up with an Orioles offense that ranks 24th in MLB with 685 total hits (on a .231 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .382 (19th in MLB) with 89 total home runs (17th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 7:56 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Probable Starter Spenser Watkins

  • Watkins (2-1) will take to the mound for the Orioles and make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, July 6, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 4.15 and 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .258.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Cubs rank 16th in MLB with 378 runs scored this season. They have a .245 batting average this campaign with 88 home runs (19th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 7:56 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won 40% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (10-15).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -152 or shorter, Chicago has a 2-4 record (winning just 33.3% of its games).
  • The Cubs have a 60.3% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Chicago has played in 87 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 40 times (40-42-5).
  • The Cubs have gone 43-44-0 against the spread this season.
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Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have been underdogs in 80 games this season and won 38 (47.5%) of those contests.
  • Baltimore is 23-27 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +128 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Orioles have a 43.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Baltimore and its opponents have hit the over in 40 of their 88 games with a total this season.
  • The Orioles have an ATS record of 58-30-0 in 88 games with a spread this season.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has accumulated a slugging percentage of .455, a team-best for the Cubs, while hitting .276 with 23 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 41 walks.
  • Happ ranks 42nd in batting average, 25th in on base percentage, and 47th in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras has 72 hits with a .382 on-base percentage to lead his team in both. He has 17 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 35 walks while hitting .266.
  • Among the qualifying players, Contreras ranks 59th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage, and 31st in slugging.
  • Nico Hoerner is hitting .305 with 11 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 11 walks.
  • Hoerner has hit safely in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with three doubles, a home run and two RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .229 with 17 doubles, 17 home runs and 36 walks.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 301 .276 40 9 41 .369 .824
Patrick Wisdom 297 .229 47 17 45 .322 .780
Willson Contreras 271 .266 47 13 35 .382 .862
Nico Hoerner 256 .305 28 5 26 .339 .769
Rafael Ortega 204 .255 24 4 22 .347 .729
Christopher Morel 199 .266 34 9 25 .333 .815
Seiya Suzuki 164 .256 23 6 26 .347 .804
Yan Gomes 157 .204 11 3 10 .217 .516
Alfonso Rivas 151 .238 17 3 23 .320 .651
P.J. Higgins 77 .273 11 4 16 .349 .855

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Cedric Mullins has an OPS of .714, fueled by an OBP of .320 and a team-best slugging percentage of .394 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Mullins’ batting average ranks 65th, his on-base percentage ranks 89th, and he is 104th in slugging.
  • Austin Hays is batting .258 with a .435 slugging percentage and 45 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Hays is 72nd in batting average, 99th in on-base percentage and 65th in slugging percentage.
  • Anthony Santander is batting .242 with a .423 slugging percentage and 44 RBI this year.
  • Ryan Mountcastle leads Baltimore with 79 hits, batting .269 this season with 34 extra-base hits.

Orioles Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 345 .261 47 7 36 .320 .714
Austin Hays 310 .258 41 11 45 .315 .750
Trey Mancini 302 .281 34 8 35 .358 .775
Anthony Santander 298 .242 38 15 44 .328 .751
Ryan Mountcastle 294 .269 38 14 44 .306 .786
Jorge Mateo 263 .202 31 7 23 .254 .600
Rougned Odor 244 .201 30 9 32 .262 .651
Ramón Urías 197 .249 25 7 26 .296 .702
Adley Rutschman 148 .216 23 4 12 .305 .704
Robinson Chirinos 134 .164 7 2 15 .261 .530

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