Cards, Wainwright face the Athletics

Adam Wainwright is the scheduled starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon as they continue their road MLB betting series against the Oakland Athletics.

Wainwright is 10-5 with a 2.31 ERA on the season, and he's walked just 10 batters while striking out 106 over his 116 2-3 innings of work. The righthander lost to the Rangers last time out despite allowing just one earned run over 6 2-3 innings.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-6 mark on the year.

View St Louis vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting St. Louis before the first pitch in this match found them as -103-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Athletics and the league No. 1-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.9 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered a 6-1 loss against Oakland on Friday, as Shelby Miller wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-2
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 18 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Oakland, Sunday, June 30

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