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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

The Chicago Cubs will be trying to extend a winning streak on Tuesday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Scott Feldman in this one. Righthander Feldman is 7-6 this season with a 3.46 ERA.

Feldman's opponent in this one will be AJ Griffin. The Athletics righthander has a 3.56 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +104 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Athletics were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 35-45 SU
Oakland: 48-35 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-2
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 20 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, July 3