Oakland Athletics at St. Louis Cardinals Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/25/2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Jack Flaherty
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (40-37, 3rd in NL Central) play the Oakland Athletics (41-38, 3rd in AL West) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Athletics open this matchup at +140 while the Cardinals are coming in at -150. The total has been set at 9.
The Athletics have been a solid play for baseball bettors, having gone 41-38-0 SU. The Cardinals cover 51.9% of the time, going 40-37-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been a solid play for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 24-20-0 SU. Oakland has went 13-17-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 43.3% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a decent Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 39-40-0.
The Athletics cover 47.2% of the time on the road, having gone 17-19-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 60.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 24-16-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a decent Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 35-39-3.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/23/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/22/2019 Blake Treinen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/20/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/18/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/10/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/22/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/21/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/18/2019 Jedd Gyorko 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/13/2019 Ryan Helsley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/12/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 41-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 270 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 292 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 659 base hits and 339 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 267 batters and struck out 628. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 89 hits this season in 322 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 117. Matt Chapman is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Athletics have 684 hits, including 144 doubles and 121 home runs. Oakland has walked 266 times so far this season and they have struck out 613 times as a unit. They have left 534 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 399 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 40-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.24, Jack Flaherty has a 4-4 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 80.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 299 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 618 base knocks and 315 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 656 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .353. He has 76 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 288 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 118. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 74 hits in 289 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Cardinals as a unit have 629 base hits, including 114 doubles and 95 homers. St. Louis has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out on 646 occasions. They have had 526 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +140
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