St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Paul Blackburn (1-0) (0.00) vs Steven Matz (1-0) (1.80)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +130 / St. Louis Cardinals -154 --- Over/Under: 7.5 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 9-9 after defeating Oakland, 3-2. The Cardinals got another strong outing from Lance Lynn to secure the series victory, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out in the Bay this Wednesday. St. Louis is batting .219, while scoring 3.84 runs per game, with a team ERA of 3.99. The Cardinals will take on the Brewers after this series.

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 7-11 after losing to St. Louis, 3-2. The Athletics were edged out slightly for the second night in a row, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here in game three. Oakland is batting .206, while scoring 4.1 runs per game, with a team ERA of 3.80. The Athletics will play against the Guardians following this series.

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 

St. Louis’ recipe of pitching and defense has come through on consecutive nights, and we could be in for more of the same here with an improved Steven Matz set to start on Wednesday. Oakland hasn’t been far off, and with Paul Blackburn set to go they could find themselves within reach once again here in game three. As resurgent as the Athletics seem, they’re still the A’s, so I’m comfortable targeting them in this interleague battle. Back St. Louis to complete the sweep in the Bay.

Corey’s Pick St. Louis ML

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