St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 4/16/24

Oakland Athletics (7-10) vs St. Louis Cardinals (8-9)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (1-1) (5.17) vs Lance Lynn (0-0) (2.63)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +128 / St. Louis Cardinals -152 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics will host the St. Louis Cardinals for game two of their three-game set this Tuesday from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cardinals vs Athletics Prediction.

St. Louis Cardinals Preview

St. Louis comes in at 8-9 after defeating Oakland, 3-1. The Cardinals used a strong pitching effort to take game one, and they’ll seek similar results this Tuesday night. St. Louis is batting .219, while scoring 3.84 runs per game, with a team ERA of 3.99.

St. Louis’ Player Props

  • Nolan Arenado has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Cardinals' last four road games against AL West opponents.
  • Lance Lynn has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has scored at least one run in each of the Cardinals' last eight Tuesday night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five road appearances against AL opponents.

Oakland Athletics Preview

Oakland enters at 7-10 after losing to St. Louis, 3-1. The Athletics were unable to get anything going at the plate, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here in game two. Oakland is batting .206, while scoring 4.1 runs per game, with a team ERA of 3.80.

Oakland’s Player Props

  • JP Sears has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances with the Athletics as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one total base in each of his eight previous appearances in night games against NL teams.

St. Louis’ Team Facts

  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last three night games against National League opponents.

Arizona’s Team Facts 

  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games against National League opponents.

Cardinals vs Athletics Prediction 

This Mark McGuire-themed matchup will see two streaky entities will face off this Tuesday night, as a resurgent Lance Lynn will face an upstart Oakland team on the road, and I like swaying in the visitors direction. Lynn has returned to St. Louis with the right mindset, and after muscling thru Philly last time out, the big man could be in for another stout performance in the Bay. JP Sears recent gem in Arlington versus the defending champion Rangers does make the Under appealing here, but let’s back St. Louis to secure the series victory with a win this Tuesday. 

Corey’s Pick St. Louis ML

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