St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 4/15/24

Oakland Athletics (6-9) vs St. Louis Cardinals (7-8)

Game Info: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ross Stripling (0-3) (5.50) vs Sonny Gray (1-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +143 / St. Louis Cardinals -169 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Cardinals vs A’s prediction for this MLB showdown on Monday, April 15th at the Oakland Coliseum. We will take a look at: 

-The St Louis Cardinals recent form and recent player performance

-The Oakland Athletics recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cardinals and Athletics. 

Cardinals Shutout on Sunday

The Cardinals faced off against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and the offense really struggled, scoring zero runs. The Cardinals are averaging 3.81 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.38 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league, while the pitching is ranked 11th. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Sonny Gray, who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. Sonny Gray went five innings, giving up five hits and zero runs. The Cardinals will meet the Brewers after this series.

Athletics Might Not be Awful

Most expect the Athletics would be awful this season, and they still aren’t that good, but they come into this game with a 7-9 record overall. On Sunday, they scored six runs in the sixth inning and that was the difference as they were able to secure the one run victory. Abraham Toros had one hit and two RBIs. Getting the start for the A’s will be Ross Stripling, who sits with an 0-3 record and an ERA of 5.50. The Athletics will face the Guardians following this series.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Ross Stripling has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances in night games.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded a Double in three of the Athletics' last four games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one Single in each of the Athletics' last six games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one total base in 18 of his last 19 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one hit in 18 of his last 19 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in 10 of his last 12 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Brendan Donovan has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Cardinals as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cardinals' last five games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances in night games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances against AL opponents.
  • Sonny Gray has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank T1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (9).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (47).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T1st in the league for triples this season (5).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T27th in the league for steals this season (4).

Cardinals vs Athletics Betting Prediction

This game is going to be lower scoring. The Athletics might not be awful, but I still don’t trust their offense, especially against Gray. Gray was lights out in his first start of the season, and it’s going to be much of the same here. The Cardinals struggled on Sunday with the offense, and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. This is going to be a pitcher's duel and the under is going to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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