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MLB Game Preview - Cardinals underdogs vs Athletics at Oakland

St. Louis CardinalsOakland Athletics
June 30, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

St. Louis Cardinals vs Oakland Athletics Odds

49-31TEAM RECORD47-35

St. Louis travels to Oakland for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Athletics.

The match puts starter Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals on the hill facing Tom Milone for the Athletics. Westbrook brings a 4-2 mark to the game, while Milone is 6-7 to date on the season.

View St Louis vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland was a -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 1 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis was a 7-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as -116 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis rolled to a 7-1 win against Oakland on Saturday, as Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-4
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-4
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Angels, Tuesday, July 2
Oakland home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, July 2