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Baltimore Orioles take on the Chicago Cubs with Odds and Betting Pick

Baltimore Orioles

vs

Chicago Cubs
Friday, August 22, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Baltimore Orioles dueling the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago sends Jake Arrieta out against Kevin Gausman for the Baltimore Orioles in this game. Arrieta is 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA on the season, while Gausman is 7-4 on the year and has a 3.70 ERA.

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Computer Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.6 win for the Orioles on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-3.6 result in favor of the Orioles today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

55-72 Chicago battles the Orioles, currently with a 73-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Baltimore injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Baltimore Orioles, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.78 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles defense that ranks No. 9 at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.16 hits per game so far, less than Baltimore Orioles batters have averaged on the year (8.99 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -152 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hector Noesi and the White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Cubs were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -176 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Madison Bumgarner, who struck out 12 batters in 5-3 loss on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Next Betting Matchups

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