Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics 4-17-2023

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will go against the Oakland Athletics in MLB action in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA, on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 9:40 PM ET.


The Cubs’ relief pitchers entered the game six times with runners on base and eight times in high-leverage situations. This year, the relievers have 7 holds, which ranks 17th in the league.


The Cubs’ relief pitchers entered the match in 11 save situations and have a cumulative save percentage of 25.0%. They just made one save all year and missed three of their four chances.


This season, the relief pitchers handed off 10 base runners, and 30.0% of those runners advanced to the plate. The Cubs sent 40 relievers to the mound so far this season.


The Cubs are currently ranked 10th in MLB with a conversion rate of 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs over 1,050 innings.


The Chicago Cubs have 118 assists, 8 errors, and 350 putouts so far this season. They rank 22nd in MLB for fielding percentage (.983) and turned seven double plays.


 Wesneski faced 167 hitters in the majors and has a 3-2 career win-loss record. He has a 4.49 FIP. He had 13 free passes and allowed 35 base hits or 8.1 hits per nine innings.


His career WHIP is 1.231, and he has an earned run average of 3.00 (13 earned runs allowed). Throughout his career, Wesneski pitched 39 innings and struck out 37 batters.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ last 6 matches.
  • The Chi Cubs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 matches.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches against Oakland.

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Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 4/17/2023


This year, the Oakland pitching staff gave up 121 runs while recording a 7.97 team ERA (116 earned runs given up). They gave up 28 home runs and rank 30th in MLB in runs allowed per nine innings (8.31).


The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.702 and a FIP of 6.67. They accrued a 7.20 K/BB ratio (105 strikeouts vs. 79 walks). They gave up 144 hits as a pitching team, which puts them at 29th in MLB.


The Athletics accumulated 2 holds and 3 missed saves out of 7 save opportunities. Oakland saw bullpen relievers enter the game in 4 save opportunities, but they only managed 1 save.


Out of 28 inherited runners, Oakland’s relievers have a 50.0% success rate in scoring. They sent 51 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season and are placed 30th in the league with a save percentage of 25.0%.


Muller threw 63 innings in his career, recording 60 strikeouts while giving up 54 base hits. Muller (3-5 career win-loss record) allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and has a 5.23 ERA.


He has a WHIP of 1.398, a FIP of 4.1, and a total of 37 earned runs allowed. He faced 281 hitters in his MLB career and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.71.


  • The total went OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 11 matches.
  • The Oakland Athletics are 1-10 SU in their previous 11 meetings.
  • The Athletics are 1-7 SU in their last 8 matches at home.

Chicago Cubs vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game is the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics rank 26th in the league with 3.93 runs scored per game and a team SLG% of .376.


They walked 47 times, struck out 59 times, and hit 21 doubles. This season, Oakland has 58 RBIs and 16 home homers.


They have 118 hits and were hit 137 times, ranking 10th in MLB. The Oakland Athletics are responsible for the team’s .235 batting average and .308 on-base percentage this season.


The Oakland Athletics will win to a predicted score of 7-4.


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MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM ET


Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA


Date: Monday, April 17, 2023


TV: NBC Sports California


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -135


MLB Totals: 8


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