St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 4/15/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (7-9) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (7-9) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on BSMW. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nationals. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Cardinals vs Athletics

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The Cardinals will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Diamondbacks with a 5-0 loss. St. Louis was the +121 underdog on the road going into this matchup. Things really got away from the Cardinals in the 5th inning, as the Diamondbacks scored five runs in the inning. St. Louis’s offense scored a total of four runs in the series.

Miles Mikolas got the start for the Cardinals and took the loss. He only lasted 4 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs. Offensively, the Cardinals had four fewer hits than the Diamondbacks but didn’t score a run. Their only bright spot was Paul Goldschmidt, who went 2-4 with a double.

As the Cardinals are on the road today vs. the Athletics, they are looking to move back above .500, as they currently sit at 7-9. St. Louis is in 5th place in the NL Central, four games behind the Brewers. So far, they have yet to play a game against other teams in the division.

St. Louis has lost two straight games, with both of these losses coming in their series vs. the Diamondbacks. This season, the Cardinals are 3-3 at home and 4-6 on the road. They have lost two straight games as the favorite and are 2-2 when favored this season.

When the Cardinals win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.7 runs per game. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.1 runs per game. They have been a good bet against the run line this season, going 10-6, including 6-4 on the road. They have covered in four of six home games and have covered in eight of 12 games as the underdog.

The St. Louis Cardinals have had an Over/Under record of 6-9 this season, with an average Over/Under line of 8 runs. Their games have averaged 8.2 runs per game, and the O/U line for today’s game against the Oakland Athletics is set at 8 runs. So far this season, 68.8% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 8 runs, and their last two games have gone under the total.

Sonny Gray Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Sonny Gray is getting the start for the St. Louis Cardinals on the road against the Oakland Athletics. In his first start of the season, he picked up a win against the Phillies, going 5 innings and striking out 5 while not allowing a run.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

Our model is projecting a few Cardinals players to have good games at the plate. Brendan Donovan is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, while Nolan Gorman has the best odds to hit a home run for the Cardinals. Willson Contreras is also a strong candidate to go deep, as his home run projection is 11th best in the league for today’s games.

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Nationals with a 7-6 win. Oakland was the heavy favorite at -144 at home. It looked like the Athletics were in trouble early, as the Nationals scored two runs in the 3rd to take the lead. However, the Athletics responded with six runs in the 4th to take control of the game. Oakland’s bullpen closed things out, and the Athletics picked up the 7-6 win.

Alex Wood got the start for the Athletics, going 4 1/3 innings, and giving up four earned runs on seven hits. Lawrence Butler was hot at the plate, going 3/3 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. The Athletics also had three other players with two hits.

The Athletics are currently in 3rd place in the AL West heading into today’s game vs. the Cardinals. They are one game behind the Angels for 2nd place and two games behind the Rangers for the division lead. Overall, the A’s are 7-9 and just got above .500 in divisional games at 2-1.

At home, the Athletics have gone just 3-7 this season, but they have a winning record of 4-2 on the road. So far, they have been the favorite in two games, going 2-0, and they are 5-9 as the underdog this season.

Despite their overall run line record of 8-8, the Athletics have been a better bet on the run line on the road, where they are 5-1. They have a run line record of 3-7 at home, where they have an average run margin of -2.9. As an underdog, the A’s have been a solid play on the run line, going 8-6. Their average run margin in winning games is 2.1, while it drops to -4.1 in losses.

Through 15 games, the Oakland Athletics have an over/under record of 7-8. The average over/under line in their games has been 8 runs, and their combined run average is 7.2. In games where the line has been set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 2-2-1. Overall, 43.8% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, while 25.0% have had lines set lower than 8 runs.

Ross Stripling Gets The Start For The Athletics

Ross Stripling will be making his first start of the season at home for the Athletics, as he has started his first two outings on the road. In his first start, he went 7 innings and struck out 8 but took the loss. Then, in his last start, he gave up 5 earned runs in 6 innings against the Rangers.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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Our player projections for the Athletics have Zack Gelof as the player with the best chance to hit a home run on the team, as his odds are 9th best in the league today. His total hits projection is also 27th best in the league. J.D. Davis has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team and his odds to hit a home run are 12th best in the league. Shea Langeliers has the 7th best odds to hit a home run in the league today.


Cardinals vs Athletics Prediction


Our predicted final score for this game is 5-4 in favor of the Athletics, and with them having a money line of +146, that is the way we recommend playing this one. The Cardinals are on the road, and their money line is -176.

If you’re looking for a parlay, you could look to the over/under, with the line being set at 8 runs. Our models have this one going under, but we would stick with an Athletics win.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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