Cubs vs Athletics Predictions - MLB PIcks 4/17/23

Oakland Athletics (3-12) vs Chicago Cubs (7-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Kyle Muller (0-0) (5.52) vs Hayden Wesneski (0-0) (7.50)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +120 / Chicago Cubs -152 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. 

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs sit with an 8-6 record overall and they were able to win two of three games against the Dodgers. The pitching gave up only six runs total in the series, and if they continue to get strong defense, this could be quite the season for them. The Cubs offense overall is averaging 5.21 runs per game. On the mound for the Cubs is Hayden Wesneski who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 7.50. In his last start against the Seattle Mariners he went 1.1 innings and gave up five hits and seven runs. 

Athletics Betting Preview

The A’s sit with a 3-13 record overall and they are coming off another loss on Sunday. The A’s forced extra innings, but they ended up losing by a run. Shea Langeleirs finished with two hits and two runs. In this game the A’s are going to need to run up the score here, and try to get the offense going. On the mound for the A’s is Kyle Muller who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 5.52. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles he went four innings giving up seven hits and six runs. 

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Cubs vs Athletics Trends

Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series. Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. Athletics are 1-11 in their last 12 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter. Athletics are 1-8 in their last 9 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record. Athletics are 1-8 in their last 9 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Cubs have been a nice surprise this season, and they are going to find success in this game. The Cubs offense has been strong all season and Kyle Muller is going to be lit up in this game. Look for the Cubs to score at least six or seven runs and they are going to get the job done. Back the Cubs -1.5. 

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