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(55-72) Oakland Athletics at St. Louis Cardinals (67-59)
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Athletics LH Ross Detwiler (1-2, 5.91 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Luke Weaver (0-1, 5.00)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -157
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals-1.5 +135
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Cardinals look to bounce back from their first series loss in almost a month when they welcome in the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Oakland comes in off a rare high note, taking down Cleveland in the final 2 games of a 3 game set to grab a series win.
Oakland hasn’t had a lot of things to cheer about this season.
Sitting just 1.0 game up on last place Los Angeles, Oakland grabbed a series win over Cleveland and will now hit the road, a place that hasn’t been kind to them.
Oakland starts a 6 game road trip, looking to improve on their 25-36 road record woes. They have gone just 1-5 in their last 6 away from home.
Oakland sends out LH Ross Detwiler, who is struggling. After starting off so well where he threw 8.0 scoreless against Baltimore, Detwiler has been knocked around as of late.
In five games against the St. Louis, Detwiler has gone 0-2 with an ERA of 4.50. Two of those five outings were starts.
St. Louis Cardinals
It’s extremely unfortunate for the Cardinals that they sit in the NL Central.
They dropped their first series in over 3 weeks, but still maintain a Wild Card spot, sitting 1.5 games up over Miami.
Brandon Moss continues to tear the cover off the ball, coming off a solid series. Moss hit a pair of homeruns on Thursday and now leads the team with 25.
The Cardinals will send out Luke Weaver, who is making just his third career start.
Weaver took the loss in his most recent start against the Phillies, surrendering 3 runs in 5.0 innings of work.
Weaver doesn’t expect to give the Cardinals much length, as they continue to try and manage his pitch count.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 16-35 in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series.
- Athletics are 21-49 in their last 70 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Cardinals are 14-4 in their last 18 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
This is a nice spot for St. Louis.
Despite Weaver pitching, Detwiler has been a struggle as of late. Look for the Cardinals offense to return home and really heat up offensively.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: St. Louis -1.5
The Cardinals get to Detwiler early and allow Weaver to relax a bit. The bullpen does the rest in a lopsided win for St. Louis.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 8- Oakland 3
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