Oakland Athletics vs St Louis Cardinals 8-14-2023

Oakland Athletics vs St. Louis Cardinals 8/14/2023 Game Forecast, Odds and Tips

Oakland Athletics (33-85) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (52-66)

The Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals 8/14/2023 – On Monday, the MLB action heats up with the opening of an inter-league three-game series between the visiting Oakland Athletics and the home team, St. Louis Cardinals, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Oakland’s overall record has dropped to 33-85 after losing five of the last six games. They are 15-44 on the road and remain at the bottom of the AL West and the league, trailing the Atlanta Braves by 42.5 games. The Athletics have struggled to score runs, resulting in a poor -284 run difference, having scored only 420 runs while allowing 704 throughout the season. In their recent loss on Sunday, Oakland’s relief pitcher Trevor May gave up five runs (3 earned) in the ninth inning of a tough 7-8 defeat to the Washington Nationals. Gain more insights from our expert MLB picks today.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals are returning home after splitting a quick two-game series while looking for their second straight win when hosting the Oakland Athletics in the series opener on Monday night. St. Louis improved to 52-66 overall and 25-33 at home after winning three of the last four contests but remained stuck in dead last of the NL Central with 12.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the first place. The Cardinals recorded a total of 551 runs scored to date but also dropped 579 for a run difference of -28 over the course of the season. On Friday, Outfielder Tommy Edman delivered a homer twice and clubbed three runs, lifting St. Louis to a 5-4 road triumph over the Kansas City Royals. SP Steven Matz granted only two runs across six frames of work to earn the victory for the Cardinals.

Athletics vs. Cardinals Game lnfo

When: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
Where: Monday, August 14, 2023, 7:45 PM ET
TV: MLBN
Stream: MLB.TV

JP Sears (2-9, 4.23 ERA) vs Miles Mikolas (6-8, 4.20 ERA)

The Oakland Athletics management will appoint left-hander JP Sears to start the opening of a three-game series versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday evening. The southpaw thrower posted a 2-9 record on the season with a 4.23 ERA, a strong 1.12 WHlP, and fanned out a total of 117 batters while relinquishing 112 hits, 29 free walks, and 25 home runs through 125.2 innings pitched in his starts.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals management will turn to Right-handed Pitcher Miles Mikolas to start game 1 of 3 series facing the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The right-handed starter marked a 6-8 record this year with an ERA of 4.20, a nice WHlP at 1.28, and struck out 99 batters in his starts with 155 hits, 26 bases on balls, and 13 long balls allowed across 141.1 frames of work this season.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -200, MLB Totals: 8.5

The totals went UNDER in 10 of the St. Louis Cardinals’ last 14 contests and 7 of the last 9 home matches. The totals went UNDER in 7 of the Cardinals’ last 10 games played versus a rival in the American League while the St. Louis Cardinals are 3-13 SU in their last 16 outings against an opponent in the American League West Division.

 

Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The Oakland Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 matches played.
Oakland is 2-3 in their last 5 contests against the spread.
The Athletics are 26-32 in their road games played against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 1 of the Oakland Athletics’ last 5 outings.

 

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends

The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-2 in their last 5 contests played
St. Louis is 2-3 in their last 5 outings against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 2 of the Cardinals’ last 5 games.
The totals went OVER in 31 of the St. Louis Cardinals’ last 58 home matches.

 

The Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals 8/14/2023 Betting Picks

The St. Louis Cardinals are 1-5 SU in their last 6 outings when playing at home versus the Oakland Athletics. The totals went UNDER in 7 of St. Louis’ last 9 home matches. The Oakland Athletics are 6-0 straight up in their last 6 matches played against the Cardinals. Oakland is 5-1 SU in their last 6 contests when playing on the road versus St. Louis. The Athletics are 0-7 straight up in their last 7 road games, while the totals went OVER in 9 of Oakland’s last 12 outings against a rival in the National League.

 

Both starters struggled in their last outings; Oakland’s JP Sears allowed 4 earned runs in a 1-6 home loss to Texas, while Miles Mikolas of the Cardinals gave up 2 earned runs in a 2-4 road loss to Tampa Bay. However, Mikolas will pitch in their home field on Monday and have the home mound advantage to win this game for St. Louis.

Having completed 118 games, Oakland’s ranking stands at 30th in OPS and 30th in runs scored, while St. Louis occupies the 6th spot in OPS and 11th in runs scored for the season. Expect the Cardinals to assert their dominance in this matchup at home on Monday. Explore more insights from our daily premium sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals will win 7-4.

 

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