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A winning streak will be on the line for the Oakland Athletics on Friday when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals at O.co Coliseum.
Shelby Miller will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Miller is 8-5 this season with a 2.35 ERA.
Starting this game for the Athletics will be Bartolo Colon. The righthander has a 2.93 ERA to go along with a 10-2 record this season.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Astros on June 26. Bettors who backed the Astros at +164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Athletics were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Oakland has won 2 straight games.
St. Louis: 48-30 SU
Oakland: 46-34 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Oakland home to St. Louis, Saturday, June 29