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July 2, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics Odds

35-45TEAM RECORD48-35

Chicago travels to Oakland for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Athletics.

The Athletics will rely on AJ Griffin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Scott Feldman will be his counterpart for the Cubs. AJ Griffin is 6-6 this season, and Scott Feldman is 7-6.

View Chi Cubs vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Athletics as -181 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Athletics rated this week at No. 6 and the Cubs sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

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 Cubs enjoyed a 7-6 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Sunday, with Edwin Jackson throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Safeco Field.

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. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over St. Louis on Sunday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Tom Milone.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
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 Athletics Trends:
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 Cubs at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' 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:
Chi Cubs at Oakland, Wednesday, July 3