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(66-41) Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics (48-60)
Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: O.co Coliseum in Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -205
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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This interleague matchup includes two teams that are in different positions here in early August.
The Chicago Cubs currently have the best lineup in the majors; they are currently 9.5 games ahead in the division.
The Oakland Athletics have been struggling for most of this season; they are currently 14.5 games back in the AL West.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has been on fire for most of this season. They are led by Dexter Fowler with a .289 batting average.
Fowler has also hit 32 extra base hits with 35 RBIs. Anthony Rizzo is leading the team in RBIs with 79; he is also hitting .288 on the season with 30 doubles.
Kris Bryant is up for a MVP this season; he is hitting .282 on the year with a team leading 26 home runs and has posted 68 RBIs.
The Cubs have Jake Arrieta on the mound Saturday and he has been struggling in this second half of the season. Arrieta is currently 12-5 on the season with a 2.75 E.R.A. and 139 strikeouts.
Arrieta picked up a loss in his last start against the Seattle Mariners. He pitched in 7 innings of work where he only gave up 2 earned runs on 2 hits.
Arrieta also walked 3 batters and struck out 4 in the loss. He needs to quickly bounce back in this end of the season.
The Oakland Athletics have been struggling everywhere this year. They are led in average by Jed Lowrie with a .263 average.
Lowrie has also posted 15 extra base hits and has also knocked in 27 runs this season. Khris Davis leads the team in home runs with 27; he is also hitting .254 with 69 RBIs as well.
Coco Crisp is hitting .244 on the season with 22 doubles and 45 runs batted in. The A’s lineup looks to continue to give Arrieta a tough time on the mound.
The Oakland Athletics have Sonny Gray on the mound Saturday and he has struggled this season after back to back good seasons. Gray is currently 5-10 on the season with a 5.84 E.R.A and has posted 91 strikeouts.
Gray last pitched in a loss against the Cleveland Indians. He only made it 3.1 innings where he gave up 7 earned runs on 8 hits.
Gray also walked 2 batters and struck out 3. He will look to give it all he has against the Cubs, and it will be needed to take down this lineup.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2-2 in CHC last 11 interleague games.
- Under is 13-4-2 in CHC last 19 on grass.
- Under is 13-4-2 in CHC last 19 overall.
- Over is 7-1 in Grays last 8 home starts.
- OAK are 4-12 in Grays last 16 starts.
- OAK are 7-19 in Grays last 26 starts on grass.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This one doesn’t look like it should be a close game on paper. I’m going with the paper in this one, I’m taking the Cubs.
I look for Arrieta to find his zone again and make the turn for the second half of the season and pick up the win.
I look for Gray to continue to struggle and he will look bad in this one and the Cubs will expose him early.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs Runline
Look for the Cubs to take this one and it shouldn’t be much of a ball game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 Oakland 3
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