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MLB Odds Betting - Oakland Athletics Underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to St. Louis on Friday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball betting action at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Luke Weaver to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ross Detwiler will be his counterpart for the Oakland Athletics. Luke Weaver is 0-1 this season, and Ross Detwiler is 1-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as underdogs of 162 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.9-4.4 win for the Athletics on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 67-59 record to the battle against the 55-72 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 19-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.94 hits per game. The Oakland Athletics average 8.52 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 5.36 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter K Graveman.

The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in A Wainwright's start, as they lost 10-6 against New York on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis's last 11 games
  • St. Louis is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at St. Louis, Saturday, August 27th