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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics

The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a interleague game between the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 5-6 record and a 2.85 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Wood with Daniel Straily. Righthander Straily has a 4.99 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Chicago at +181 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Chicago: 36-46 SU
Oakland: 49-36 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 6-1
After a win are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 0-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oakland's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Friday, July 5
Oakland at Kansas City, Friday, July 5