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Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -105 / Oakland Athletics -116 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCA, FSMW
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 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. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.47 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 2-1 with a 1.14 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 121 hits and 51 RBI while Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman have combined for 212 hits and 122 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-3 with a 5.45 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 14-5 in their last 19 overall, 5-0 in Wainwrights last 5 starts and 42-15 in Wainwrights last 57 starts with 4 days of rest. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games, 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 11-4 in their last 15 interleague home games. The Cardinals are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Athletics last 6 home games. The under is 7-3 in Wainwrights last 10 starts overall.

Wainwright has allowed 27 hits and 14 runs in his last 26 innings, and he has a 7.16 ERA and .299 allowed batting average in 49 innings on the road. Roark is making his debut for the A's since being traded from the Cincinnati Reds, and he's given up 36 hits and 20 runs in his last 24.2 innings. Maybe being on a better team and in a playoff like atmosphere will help Roark turn things around. Either way, I like the A's, as the offense is starting to pick things up and they usually rake at home. Wainwright has had issues on the road all year and doesn't get deep into games. Give me the A's.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -116

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