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    The Chicago Cubs (10-6) have a 2-0 series lead and will go for a sweep of the Oakland Athletics (3-15) on Wednesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Cubs are favored (-170) against the underdog Athletics (+146) in the matchup, which starts at 3:37 PM ET. Justin Steele starts for Chicago while Oakland will counter with James Kaprielian.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:37 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    Cubs vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -170 8

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: NBCS-CA

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 12th in MLB play with 20 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .285 batting average is third-best in MLB.
    • The Cubs are fourth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .346.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank fourth in the majors.
    • The Cubs have hit 11 homers away from home this season (1.6 per game).
    • Chicago has a .493 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 11.9 hits per game and is batting .310 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago with 16 hits, batting .281 this season with 11 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Wisdom ranks 63rd in batting average, 90th in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
    • Wisdom will look for his sixth straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .348 with a double, five home runs and seven RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner has hit zero homers this season while driving in four runs. He’s batting .329 this season.
    • Hoerner’s batting average is 19th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 50th, and his slugging percentage 114th.
    • Hoerner brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with a double, four walks and an RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger has collected 19 base hits, an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .492 this season.
    • Bellinger has picked up a hit in eight games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .350 with three doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ian Happ has two home runs, 12 RBI and a batting average of .311 this season.
    • Happ has safely hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .364 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and six RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 23rd in Major League Baseball with 16 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks 24th in MLB with a .228 team batting average.
    • The Athletics have the 25th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.304).
    • Oakland ranks 20th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 11 home contests this season.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .326 in home games this season with 25 extra-base hits.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .209 with 7.0 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Brent Rooker is batting .324 with a double, four home runs and five walks.
    • Esteury Ruiz paces his team with a .367 slugging percentage.
    • Including all qualifying players, Ruiz is 44th in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 130th in slugging percentage.
    • Shea Langeliers has racked up 14 hits, a team-best for the Athletics.
    • Tony Kemp is batting .156 with two doubles and eight walks.

    Cubs vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Justin Steele (CHC) Pitcher James Kaprielian (OAK)
    2 – 0 W/L 0 – 2
    19 IP 14.1
    1.42 ERA 11.30
    0.842 WHIP 2.093
    9.0 K/9 9.4
    2.8 BB/9 7.5

    Cubs vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Dany Jimenez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ramón Laureano: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Athletics (Last 10 Games)


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