Cardinals vs. A's Saturday Prediction
A pair of contenders in their respective leagues will open a two-game series in Oakland on Saturday night when the A’s host the Cardinals at 9:07 p.m. ET. With Dakota Hudson set to oppose Mike Fiers in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 3, 2019
9:07 p.m. ET, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the A’s to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Paul DeJong went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over the Cubs on Thursday. It was a much needed breakout for the shortstop, who had one hit in his previous 20 at-bats coming into the game. It's actually been a tough few months for DeJong, who is hitting .222 since the start of June. On the year, the 25-year-old is hitting .253/.333/.458 with 18 homers, 50 RBI, 70 runs scored and six stolen bases in the middle of the first-place Cardinals' lineup.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Matt Chapman was the hero Thursday, belting a go-ahead homer in a 5-3 victory over Milwaukee. Chapman’s team-leading 24th homer came with an added degree of difficulty against shutdown closer Josh Hader. The All-Star third baseman got all of it too, punishing Hader for leaving a fastball over the plate. His two-run bomb put Oakland in the driver’s seat, staking the A’s to a 4-3 edge in the eighth inning. Nobody needed this more than Chapman, who entered Thursday’s action in the midst of a harrowing 1-for-28 tailspin. Including Thursday’s dagger, eight of Chapman’s 15 second-half hits have gone for extra bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are a perfect 5-0 in their last five road games and are 14-5 in their last 19 games overall.
The A’s have won four of their last five games overall and are 5-1 in their last six interleague games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Cardinals are winless in their last four meetings with the A’s and have dropped 59 of their last 88 games following an off day. The A’s, meanwhile, are 8-2 in Mike Fiers’ last 10 starts, are 4-1 in his last five outings at home and are 8-2 in his last 10 outings following a quality start in his last appearance.
The Pick: Oakland A’s -152