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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Wednesday June 26, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics / St. Louis Cardinals -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSCA, FSMW
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The Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 88 hits and 39 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 153 hits and 80 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 78 hits and 36 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 149 hits and 93 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 12-4 in their last 16 road games, 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 interleague road games. The Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-6 in Wainwrights last 8 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis. The under is 6-2 in Cardinals last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 road games.

Mengden has been good in three games and has been rocked in two, and his struggles have come on the road where he's allowed nine hits and seven runs in 9.1 innings. Wainwright has allowed six runs in his last 17.2 innings, and he has a 2.68 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 40.1 innings at home this season. The Oakland Athletics are playing better baseball overall at the moment, but the Cards have the starting pitching edge in this game and it's much needed based on how these past games have ended. I like St. Louis to get a much needed home victory behind their veteran. 

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals

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