Cubs vs Orioles Picks and Prediction – 7/9/2024

By: Eddie Kline |

Last Updated: 07/08/2024 at 5:58 PM ET

Chicago Cubs at Baltimore Orioles 07/09/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 7/9/2024, 10:35 PM UTC
Latest Odds: BAL -158 ; O/U 9

Cubs vs Orioles Prediction

The Tuesday MLB schedule will get started with a battle between the Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles from Camden Yards. Be ready for the baseball season with all of our MLB free picks. The Cubs (42-49) have dropped 28 of their first 45 road games and are stuck in the NL Central Division cellar. On Sunday, SP Hayden Wesnewski (3-5) limited the Los Angeles Angels to one hit across six plus frames to lead Chicago to a 5-0 home victory. 

Thirty year old left-hander Shota Imanaga (7-2 3.16 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs in this matchup. Chicago has lost two of Imanaga’s last three starts and he has surrendered 16 runs in his last 15 innings. 

The Baltimore Orioles are 12 games above .500 at home and hold a three-game lead over New York for the top spot in the AL East Division. On Sunday, Heston Kjerstad’s three-run blast in the first inning propelled Baltimore to a 6-3 road victory against Oakland. All-Star OF Anthony Santander added a pair of hits and scored twice for the Orioles (57-33), who improved to 28-16 on the road.

Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde will give the nod to twenty-eight year old righty Dean Kremer (4-4 3.93 ERA) on Tuesday. Last time out, Kremer fanned eight batters across five shutout frames during a 4-1 road victory against Seattle. 

Our Free MLB Pick for Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs

Chicago SP Javier Asaad is currently sidelined with a forearm injury and could return prior to the All-Star Break. Through 91 games, Chicago ranks 23rd in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Baltimore ranks 1st in OPS and 1st in runs scored. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, Baltimore Orioles win 5-2.

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