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Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Saturday August 3, 2019, 9:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +110 / Oakland Athletics -130 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCA, FSMW
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 12 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 105 hits and 58 RBI while Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong have combined for 192 hits and 91 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 10-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. This will be Hudson’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 121 hits and 52 RBI while Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman have combined for 213 hits and 122 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 9-3 with a 3.54 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 29-59 in their last 88 games following an off day, 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 11-2 in Hudson's last 13 starts. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day, 4-1 in their last 5 overall and 17-8 in their last 25 during game 1 of a series. The Cardinals are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Oakland. The under is 5-1 in Athletics last 6 overall. The under is 9-4 in Hudson's last 13 starts overall.

Hudson has allowed 29 hits and 16 runs in his last 26.1 innings, but the Cardinals have won 11 of his last 13 starts. Fiers has allowed 29 hits and eight earned runs in his last 33.2 innings, and he's had an ERA under three in each of the last three months. Fiers also has a 2.61 ERA and .205 allowed batting average in 72.1 innings at home. In 132.2 innings at Oakland Coliseum for his career, Fiers has a 10-3 record with a 2.92 ERA and 98 strikeouts. The Oakland Athletics are also due for an offensive breakthrough game. I'm siding with the A's at home.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -130

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