Free MLB Pick: Athletics vs. Cubs Odds
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2019 MLB Season
Date: Wednesday August 7th, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago,IL
Projected Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +130 | Cubs -149
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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The biggest question when a team has an offensive outburst like Oakland did on Tuesday night is, “what’s left in the tank?” The A’s tallied an 11-4 win on Tuesday thanks to an 8-run 2nd inning off Cubs veteran Jon Lester. Oakland completely destroyed Lester’s ERA in the win, scoring 10 ER on 10 hits in just 4.0 IP.
The offensive fireworks may have come as a surprise on Tuesday but Oakland playing competitive ball is a no-brainer as of late. The A’s have climbed to just 1/2 a game out in the AL wild card race and will be playing with the momentum of 7 wins in their last 9 games on Wednesday afternoon.
Bettors are going to love Oakland as +130 ‘dogs as the series wraps up at Wrigley Field. Homer Bailey gets the go for Oakland and he has a lot of experience pitching in the Windy City from his time with the Reds. Bailey did give up 9ER in his last road start on July 22nd however.
The Cubs will have to just chalk up Tuesday night’s debacle in the recycling bin and focus on taking 2 of 3 in this interleague series. Chicago swept Milwaukee last weekend and held on for a 6-5 win in game one from Oakland so one loss does not completely destroy their psyche after some positive momentum was built up.
Chicago is also at home in an early 2:20 EST start vs. a West Coast team which does give them an advantage. The Cubs are one of the better home teams in the league at 40-18 on the year.
Jose Quintana’s numbers over the last 6 games may not be mind blowing (3+ ER allowed in 4 of the games) but the Cubs have won six straight when the lefty gets the start. The A’s do hit .318 as a team vs. the Chicago starter though with most of the 44 collective AB coming when Quintana pitched for the South Side.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- A’s are 5-1 last 6 road games vs. LH starter
- A’s are 6-2 last 8 overall
- A’s are 1-4 last 5 road games
- Cubs are 12-3 last 15 Wednesday games
- Cubs are 6-0 in Quintana’s last 6 starts
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This is a tough one to call but the A’s could be set up for a letdown after their 11-run outburst on Tuesday. Factor in the weird 2:20 EST start time which is tough for a Bay Area team and the fact that the Cubs are wrapping up a home stand on Wednesday and Chicago gets the edge.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs -149
Quintana needs a strong start as the Cubs bullpen is in shambles.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 6 – Athletics 4
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