A's vs. Cubs Tuesday Prediction
The Cubs held on for a one-run victory last night at home versus the A’s and now the two teams will do it all again tonight at 8:05 p.m. ET. Will Jon Lester lead the Cubs to another victory at home or will the A’s rebound?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Marcus Semien homered twice and drove in three runs in the Athletics’ loss to the Cubs on Monday. Semien tattooed an opposite-field two-run tater off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks in the second inning and drilled a solo shot to left-center field off reliever Steve Cishek in eighth. It was the sixth multi-homer game of his career. The 28-year-old shortstop has gone deep five times in 22 games since the All-Star break. He’s hitting .276/.363/.480 with 84 runs scored, 19 home runs, 55 RBI and six stolen bases in 524 plate appearances this season. He should be owned in all fantasy formats.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the Cubs’ victory over the Athletics on Monday. Castellanos blasted an opposite-field solo shot -- his 12th round-tripper of the season -- into the right-field seats off Athletics starter Chris Bassitt in the opening frame. It was his first home run in a Cubs uniform and . He also beat out an infield single in the third inning and plated a key insurance run with an RBI double in the seventh. The 27-year-old outfielder figures to play a prominent role as a middle-of-the-order presence in the Cubs postseason push, especially with Willson Contreras sidelined for at least the next month. He’s hitting .279/.333/.473 with 61 runs scored, 40 RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 460 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games played on Tuesday.
The Cubs have won four straight and 12 of their last 13 interleague matchups versus a left-handed starter.
The A’s have won six straight games in which Brett Anderson starts on the road and are 7-3 in his last 10 outings overall. Oakland is also 5-1 in its last six road games versus a left-handed starter and is 13-3 in its last 16 games following a loss. On the other side, the Cubs are just 2-5 in Jon Lester’s last seven starts versus a team with a winning record and are 1-5 in his last six outings when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Oakland A’s +115