The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a road win on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Cubbies will have Jameson Taillon (2-4, 6.70 ERA) on the mound as he looks to turn things around after a brutal start. Taillon has a 4.99 Fielding Independent Pitching, signaling that even if he does start to pitch better, he’s still been a below average starter this season.
The O’s have Dean Kremer (7-3, 4.74 ERA) on the mound in this game. While his numbers haven’t been great, Kremer does have a 3.50 ERA over his last eight starts, leading Baltimore to a 6-2 record over that stretch.
Let’s dive into the latest odds and pick for Sunday’s early afternoon matchup:
Orioles vs. Cubs odds, run line and total
Orioles vs. Cubs prediction and pick
I simply can’t get behind Taillon in this matchup, especially against a strong Orioles offense.
The Cubs are just 2-9 over Taillon’s 11 starts, and he has a WHIP of 1.51, allowing 56 hits in less than 50 innings pitched this season.
The Cubbies are going to need to score in bunches to win a game that Taillon starts – he’s given up at least three runs in all but two of his outings this season.
Kremer has just one bad start since the beginning of May, allowing six runs to the Milwaukee Brewers.
He bounced back in his last outing, holding the Toronto Blue Jays to just two runs across six innings of work.
I’ll take a stronger O’s offense to beat the Cubs on Sunday.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.