Oakland Athletics at Chicago Cubs MLB Game Picks 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Kyle Hendricks
Wrigley Field is the venue where Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (59-51, 1st in NL Central) will play the Oakland Athletics (63-48, 2nd in AL West) on Monday.
The Athletics have been a very good pick for wagerers, having gone 63-48-0 SU. Chicago covers 53.6% of the time, going 59-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 52-59-0.
Oakland covers 51.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 27-25-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 67.9% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 38-18-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 50-57-3.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/31/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/20/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/3/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/3/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
8/2/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2019 Pedro Strop RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/30/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/20/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 63-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 96 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 398 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 933 base hits and 459 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 355 batters and struck out 863. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 105 hits this season in 403 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 451 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Athletics have 944 hits, including 199 doubles and 174 home runs. Oakland has walked 381 times so far this season and they have struck out 883 times as a unit. They have left 732 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 567 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 59-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.07, Kyle Hendricks has a 8-8 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 120.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 921 base knocks and 434 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 354 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Cubs hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .386. He has 108 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 387 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 130. Kris Bryant is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 113 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Cubs as a unit have 929 base hits, including 182 doubles and 169 homers. Chicago has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out on 1,008 occasions. They have had 735 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 543 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs
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