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66-41 Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics 47-60
Date: Friday August 5, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: o.Co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Dillon Overton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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Not much of a story line for this one I guess.
Maybe the return of Lester to Oakland, remember that? Chicago has won four in a row heading into Thursday and seems primed to win their division and perhaps the NL with ease.
Oakland is hoping that some of their prospects show something to be excited for in the future.
The Cubbies are back on a roll with wins in 7 of their last 8. They are still averaging more than 5 runs per game and with their pitching, most of the time 3 or 4 is enough.
This is a deep team so it might not matter but it is looking like Jason Heyward’s contract might be the worst in baseball. His WAR is at 1.4, the worst of his career.
Jon Lester has good overall numbers but he has not been super consistent this season. He is coming off a strong start of 6 shutout inning against Seattle but in three of his his 5 games he has given up 4ER or more.
The good thing is that when he is on he can still methodically dominate a lineup and he should not have to be at his best to win this one.
Odds are this undermanned Oakland team is going to be pretty streaky or pretty bad or both. They have lost five in a row heading into Thursday but their lineup is still mostly what is was before the break.
Khris Davis is having a career year with 27 homers and 69 RBI already matching career highs.
The pressure is off these guys so perhaps guys like Marcus Semien, who is also having a career power year, can continue to progress.
Dillon Overton was a second round pick of the A’s a few years ago and made his MLB debut earlier this season.
He has only made a few starts in the Majors and it is those 8ER over 3IP against the Angels that are making him look like a disaster.
He has been destroyed by the long ball with 9 homers served up in just 18 innings.
Assuming he can keep it in the park he could surprise.
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.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland A’s MLB Prediction:
The Cubs will definitely be the heavy favourite in this one. Were the game to be taking place in Chicago instead of Oakland it might be gruesomely high. Even on the run line there is not likely to be much value with Chicago.
Anything can happen with a single game, especially in baseball. The odds of Oakland winning will be slim but you might want to take a shot. Treat it like a future play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
I might throw something down on OAK because I love fading aces. The smart play will be to go over though. The Cubbies will get the DH and Oakland should be able to put up some runs.
Look for 10 or under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8 – Oakland 3
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