St. Louis Cardinals at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Mike Fiers
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (58-50, 1st in NL Central) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (62-48, 2nd in AL West).
The Cardinals have been pretty good for wagerers, having gone 58-50-0 SU. The Athletics cover 56.4% of the time, going 62-48-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an excellent Under choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 45-56-7.
St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 26-26-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland covers 62.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 35-21-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 51-59-0.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/1/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/31/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/31/2019 Marcell Ozuna LF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/26/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/23/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/31/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/25/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/20/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 58-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 425 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 872 base hits and 431 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 363 batters and struck out 935. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 101 hits this season in 400 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 108. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 405 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Cardinals have 890 hits, including 165 doubles and 138 home runs. St. Louis has walked 348 times so far this season and they have struck out 923 times as a unit. They have left 725 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 491 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 62-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Mike Fiers has a 9-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 134.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 925 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 853 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .358. He has 121 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 121. Matt Chapman is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 105 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Athletics as a unit have 933 base hits, including 198 doubles and 173 homers. Oakland has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 871 occasions. They have had 722 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 559 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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