Oakland As vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pick 6/25/19

June 25, 6:15 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Cardinals -140/A's +130

MLB Betting Odds

Tuesday's MLB betting odds opened St. Louis at around -140 over Oakland, with an over/under of nine runs. Early betting action then dipped that total to 8.5.

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A's vs. Cardinals Set-Up

Oakland just split four games at home with Tampa Bay over the weekend, losing Sunday's series finale 8-2. The A's then had Monday off.

Just before that Oakland swept three games from Baltimore. So the A's are 5-2 over their last seven games. At 41-38 overall Oakland trails division-leading Houston by eight games in the AL West, but it's also only 2.5 games behind Cleveland in the battle for the second American League wild-card spot.

St. Louis, meanwhile, just took two of three games at home from the Angels over the weekend, missing out on the sweep by losing Sunday 6-4. The Cardinals then also had Monday off.

Just before that St.Louis split four games with Miami, and just before that they took three of four from the Mets. So the Cardinals are 9-5 over their last 14 games. At 40-37 overall St. Louis trails the first-place Cubs by 2.5 games in the NL Central, and they're just a half-game behind Colorado in the battle for the second National League wild-card spot.

These two teams last met back in 2016, when the A's took two of three games in St. Louis.

Tuesday's Starting Arms

Flaherty, by our stringent standards, is 5/15 on quality starts this season and one for his last four. Last Tuesday he held the Marlins to three runs and four hits through seven innings, although the Cardinals lost that game 6-0. And over his last three starts, he's allowed 11 runs and 15 hits, including four home runs, through 16 innings.

St. Louis is 7-8 with Flaherty this season, 1-2 over his last three starts.

This will be Flaherty's first-ever start against Oakland.

Bassitt is only 3/11 on quality starts this year and 0 for his last six. Last Wednesday he held the Orioles to two runs and two hits through 5 2/3 innings of an 8-3 A's victory. But over his last six starts, he's allowed 19 earned runs and 27 hits through 31 2/3 innings.

Oakland is 5-6 with Bassitt this season, 1-3 over his last four starts.

This will be Bassitt's first-ever start against the Cardinals.

Tuesday's Batting Splits

Oakland is batting .236/.314/.413 against right-handed pitching this season.

St. Louis is batting .247/.324/.402 against RH pitching this season.

The Bullpens

The A's bullpen owns a 4.32 ERA this season and a 1.33 WHIP.

The Cardinals pen owns a 4.08 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. But this unit also just lost closer Jordan Hicks to an elbow injury.

Totals Report

  • Unders are 40-39 in A's games this season.
  • Unders are 39-35 in Cardinals games this season.
  • Unders are 22-16 in games played at Busch Stadium this season.
  • Overs are a combined 15-11 in games started by Flaherty and Bassitt this season.

Oakland As at St Louis Cardinals Prediction 06/25/2019

We're calling both this pitching match-up and the splits with the sticks pushes. And while St. Louis might own an edge in the bullpen comparison it also just lost it's closer. So we see betting value here with underdog Oakland.

Free Pick: 
Take Oakland +130

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