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Oakland Athletics vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Alex Reyes to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Zach Neal will be his counterpart for the Oakland Athletics. Alex Reyes is 1-0 this season, and Zach Neal is 2-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -195 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.9-3.7 win for the Cardinals on Saturday. 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 68-59 record to the battle against the 55-73 Athletics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Oakland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 20 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.91 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.49 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 5.32 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at St. Louis, Sunday, August 28th