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Orioles vs. Cubs MLB Odds, Predictions: Strong Wrigley Field Winds in Chicago Mean Total Has Value

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago Cubs Odds

Orioles Odds +120
Cubs Odds -142
Over/Under 8 (o -110 / u -110)
Date Wednesday, July 13
Time 8:05 p.m. ET
Channel MLB.tv

*Odds as of Wednesday morning

This interleague contest between the Orioles and Cubs on Wednesday night fits a historically profitable algorithm that has returned 7% on investment since 2005.

The algorithm applies to games in which wind speeds are between five and 40 miles per hour at Wrigley Field. There are other factors associated with the algorithm that will be examined after the paywall.

If you had bet $100 on each game that has fit this betting system since 2005, you’d be up about $7,000. That’s roughly $425 per year and a 17% overall return on investment.

For reference, the annual average return of the S&P 500 — roughly the value of the American stock market — has been about 8% for over a century. Since the start of the New Year, that index is down roughly 20%.

The winds tonight are slated to be above five miles per hour at first pitch, with those speeds expected to increase as the game continues.

And Wrigley Field, in particular, has shown a strong historical correlation between how fast the wind is moving and how often the over or under hits — depending on which direction the breeze is headed.

Read further to see what other factors are implemented in this algorithm.

Orioles vs. Cubs MLB Weather Forecast: Wrigley Field Winds