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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

The Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at O.co Coliseum in an interleague contest.

Righthander Matt Garza will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Garza is 3-1 this season with a 3.83 ERA.

Starting this game for the Athletics will be Bartolo Colon. The righthander has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 11-2 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Athletics on July 2. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 35-46 SU
Oakland: 49-35 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 5-2
After playing Oakland are 5-1
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 0-6
After a win are 5-5

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 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, July 4