Cardinals vs. A's Saturday Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Oakland A’s, 8/3/2019 Predictions & Odds

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

931 St. Louis Cardinals (+130) at 932 Oakland A’s (-152); 9 runs

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

St. Louis

The Cardinals are a perfect 5-0 in their last five road games and are 14-5 in their last 19 games overall.

Oakland

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.

Prediction:

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

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