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Jake Arrieta, Sonny Gray Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics Tilt

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Oakland Athletics will rely on Sonny Gray to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jake Arrieta will be his counterpart for the Chicago Cubs. Sonny Gray is 5-10 this season, and Jake Arrieta is 12-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Oakland Athletics as 193 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 5.7-3.3. 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

Oakland (48-61) will face the 67-41 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 23-rated batting order, averaging 4.11 runs per nine innings, against the No. 3 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 5.08 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago rolled to a 7-2 win against Oakland on Friday, as J Lester and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Oakland is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Oakland, Sunday, August 7th