Oakland Athletics vs Chicago Cubs 3-23-22

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago Cubs 3/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago Cubs 3/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Oakland Athletics (1-2) will be filling bases against the Chicago Cubs (3-2) in the MLB Spring Training Cactus League at Sloan Park in Mesa on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 4:05 PM ET. Oakland will try to get back after losing to the Kansas City Royals at 3-5 yesterday following a draw versus the Cleveland Guardians (9-9).

 

The Athletics are in 10th place at 1-2 in the Cactus League Conference with a .333 team percentage and 2.5 games behind first place while collecting 25 runs scored but losing 31 for a run difference of -6.

 

In their recent loss, Oakland managed to score just 3 runs in the 4th frame while allowing Kansas City to score 5 runs in the last 4 innings in defeat. The Athletics scored a total of 25 runs in their last 4 contests played including a draw with the Guardians.

 

This pre-season, Oakland recorded 22 runs scored on 30 hits with 4 home runs completed while granting 13 bases on balls but struck out a total of 25 batters. The Athletics marked a batting average of .283 with a team ERA of 9.00, a WHIP of 2.15, an OBP at .364, and a slugging percentage at .538.

 

Shortstop Christian Lopez led Oakland with 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and a batting average of .333. Right Fielder Mickey McDonald posted a batting average, an OBP, and a slugging percentage of .750 for the Athletics.

 

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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 3/23/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs finished their recent duel against the Seattle Mariners with a draw at 5-all yesterday following their 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

 

Chicago is in 6th place at 3-2 in the Cactus League Conference with a team percentage at .600 and 1.5 games behind first-place while accumulating a total of 27 runs scored but wasted 25 for a run difference of +2. 

 

The Cubs managed to even the score at 2-2 in the 2nd inning of the game versus the Mariners and ended the match with a draw at 5-5 yesterday. First Baseman Alfonso Rivas scored one run with two free bases in leading Chicago while Pitcher Ethan Roberts led the pitching staff with one hit and two strikeouts.

 

Catcher John Hicks of the Cubs recorded one home run, 4 RBIs, and a batting average of .600 while 2nd Baseman Christian Donahue marked a batting average, an OBP, and a slugging average of 1.000 for Chicago.

 

The Chi Cubs recorded a team batting average of .242, a team ERA of 3.49, and a WHIP at 2.15 with an OBP at .335 and a slugging percentage of .357. Chicago accumulated a total of 22 runs scored on 44 base hits with 4 home runs while granting 15 BBs and struck out a total of 53 batters.         

 

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago. The Cubs already won three times this season while the Athletics struggled to get back on the winning track after losing their recent two outings and tying their 3rd match with the Guardians.

 

Oakland has a batting average of .283 but earned an ERA at 9.00 while Chicago posted a .242 BA but their team ERA is at 3.49 this season. Prediction: The Cubs will win to a score of 7-4.   

 

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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago Cubs 3/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

 

Location: Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ

 

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

 

TV: MLB TV

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -2    

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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