Oakland Athletics at St. Louis Cardinals Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/26/2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Anderson vs. Adam Wainwright
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (41-38, 3rd in AL West) travel to Busch Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (40-37, 3rd in NL Central). The Athletics open this matchup at +106 while the Cardinals are priced at -116. The total has been set at 9.
The Athletics have been a solid pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 41-38-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 51.9% of the time, going 40-37-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been pretty good for MLB bettors as favorites, going 24-20-0 SU. Oakland is covering 43.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 39-40-0.
Oakland is covering 47.2% of the time on the road, having gone 17-19-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 60.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 24-16-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 35-39-3.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/24/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
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
6/18/2019 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
6/24/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
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 Tanner Anderson has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 12 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. 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 26th 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 4.35.
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 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 79 hits this season in 297 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 136. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 322 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .438. 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 4.50, Adam Wainwright has a 5-6 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 76 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. 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 20th 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 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .345. He has 74 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 289 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 104. Paul DeJong is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 76 hits in 288 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .472. 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 +106
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