Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics at Chicago Cubs

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:05 PM (Wrigley Field )

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The Oakland A’s and the Chicago Cubs will meet up on the MLB diamond Monday to begin their series.

Oakland played a pair versus the Cardinals this weekend. The A’s won Saturday 8-3, and in the Sunday game Oakland fell 4-2.
For Monday’s outing, the A’s are going with Chris Bassitt in the start. Bassitt is 7-5 this year with a 3.84 ERA and 96 Ks.

Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re fresh off a set versus the Brewers. Chicago won Friday 6-2 and Saturday 4-1. In the Sunday finale, the Cubs won 7-2.

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In the Monday game, the Cubs will send out Kyle Hendricks for the opening start. Hendricks is 8-8 with a 3.07 ERA and 107 strikeouts this year.

The A’s are 18-8 in their last 26 in game one of a series and 13-6 in their last 19 Monday games. The over is 13-4 in the Athletics’ last 17 Monday games.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 1-4 in their last five Monday games and 8-2 in their last 10 interleague home games. Chicago is 19-8 in their last 27 versus the AL West and the under is 14-3-2 in the Cubs’ last 19 in game one of a series.

Bassitt has been good since coming back from the break, logging a 2-1 record, a 2.35 ERA and a .202 BA for opponents.

As for Hendricks, he’s been good as well, and is coming off seven shutout frames in a win over the Cardinals. I like Hendricks to do well here, but I’m taking Bassitt and the A’s for the win.

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Andrew’s Pick Oakland Athletics +144

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

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