Cubs vs Athletics Prediction - MLB PIcks 4/18/23

Oakland Athletics (3-13) vs Chicago Cubs (8-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (0-2) (10.20) vs Marcus Stroman (2-1) (1.00)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +145 / Chicago Cubs -192 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Oakland Coliseum. On Monday it was the Cubs that were able to secure the 10-1 victory. 

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs sit with a 9-6 record overall and they have been one of the big surprises this season. On Monday the offense had another big game scoring 10 goals on the way to the victory. The Cubs offense is averaging 5.53 runs per game and the offense is going to need to be good. Patrick Wisdom has hit eight home runs and driven in 13 RBIs. On the mound for the Cubs is Marcus Stroman who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 1.00. In his last start against the Seattle Mariners he went six innings giving up five hits and two runs. 

Athletics Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the A’s who sit with a 3-14 record overall and the offense has been awful so far for them. On Monday the offense again really struggled scoring only a run. The A’s offense is averaging only 3.71 runs per game which is 27th in baseball. The pitching staff is also ranked 30th. On the mound for the A’s is Ken Waldichuk who sits an 0-2 record and an ERA of 10.20. In his last start against the Orioles he went 6.1 innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

Cubs vs Athletics Trends

Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter. Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games. Cubs are 6-1 in Stroman's last 7 starts. Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record. Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter.

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s offense has been a major issue all season and they are going to really struggle to score again in this game. Stroman is going to lockdown the A’s. The Cubs offense was elite again on Monday, and they are going to continue the successful scoring again here. Back the Cubs on the run line to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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