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    The Chicago Cubs (32-37) will aim to keep a four-game win streak going when they host the Baltimore Orioles (43-26) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-129) over the Orioles (+109). Justin Steele takes the mound first for Chicago, and Kyle Gibson is Baltimore’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Orioles

    • Game Day: Saturday, June 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Orioles Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -129 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Orioles?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 17th in baseball with 77 total home runs.
    • Chicago is 15th in the majors with a .250 batting average.
    • The Cubs rank sixth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .331.
    • Chicago strikes out 9.2 times per game, the No. 24 mark in the majors.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (39 total in home contests).
    • Chicago is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .407 in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.6 hits per game and is batting .259.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.375) thanks to 14 extra-base hits. He has a .285 batting average and an on-base percentage of .338.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he is 25th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 69th, and he is 129th in slugging.
    • Hoerner hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .348 with two walks and three RBI.
    • Dansby Swanson is batting .262 with 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 35 walks, while slugging .404 with an on-base percentage of .350.
    • He ranks 68th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 104th in slugging in MLB.
    • Swanson heads into this matchup looking to extend his five-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .348 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.395) this season, fueled by 65 hits.
    • Happ heads into this game with four games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, a triple, a home run, two walks and 10 RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger has seven home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .272 this season.
    • Bellinger heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .150 with a double, a walk and two RBI.

    Orioles Stats & Trends

    Orioles Batting

    • The Orioles have hit 82 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • Baltimore’s .253 batting average ranks 13th in the majors this season.
    • The Orioles have the 15th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.321).
    • Baltimore is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.
    • In 34 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 42 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • Baltimore has a team slugging percentage of .413 in away games this season with 113 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .244 with 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Orioles Key Batters

    • Adley Rutschman has a team-best OBP (.390) and slugging percentage (.429). He’s batting .282.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, he ranks 36th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 83rd in slugging percentage.
    • Rutschman hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .318 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and an RBI.
    • Adam Frazier has 11 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 19 walks while hitting .230. He’s slugging .396 with an on-base percentage of .292.
    • Including all qualified players, he is 132nd in batting average, 141st in on-base percentage and 114th in slugging percentage.
    • Anthony Santander has 20 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 26 walks while hitting .259.
    • Austin Hays’ 71 hits and .502 slugging percentage both pace his team.

    Cubs vs. Orioles Probable Pitchers

    Justin Steele (CHC) Pitcher Kyle Gibson (BAL)
    6 – 2 W/L 8 – 3
    68 IP 83
    2.65 ERA 3.90
    1.059 WHIP 1.301
    7.7 K/9 6.3
    2.1 BB/9 2.7

    Cubs vs. Orioles Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Edwin Ríos: 10 Day IL (Groin), Justin Steele: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 15 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Right meniscus), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Orioles: Cedric Mullins: 10 Day IL (Groin), Ryan Mountcastle: 10 Day IL (Vertigo), Austin Voth: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Dillon Tate: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Orioles (Last 10 Games)

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