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Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade O.co Coliseum on Friday.

Jon Lester gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on Friday; he's 11-4 on the season. The Oakland Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Dillon Overton, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago Cubs before the first pitch in this match found them as -190 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.0-3.6 win for the Cubs on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

48-60 Oakland battles the Cubs, currently with a 66-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Chicago injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 8.61 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 5-4 final on Wednesday in support of J Lackey at Wrigley Field.

Oakland won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Los Angeles 8-6 in extra innings at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Oakland is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Oakland, Saturday, August 6th