The MLB is back in action today as the St. Louis Cardinals will clash with the Oakland Athletics.
This is the final game of a two-game series and can have some serious impact on the playoffs.
St. Louis Cardinals Form
The Cardinals managed to pull a surprise as they beat the Cubs two times in the three game series, Now they are at the top of the division and they have a great chance for a playoff spot this season. However, St Louis is still tied with the Cubs atop the division. Also, it is important to emphasize that this series is really important for both teams. Therefore, we are expecting an exciting game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals scored an average 4.55 runs per game. Also, they are on the 24th spot in hitting at .245 and 22nd in homers with 138. On the mound, they are 8th in the league in ERA at 4.04 and 9th in WHIP at 1.29 and 19th in K’s with 935.
Oakland Athletics Form
The Athletics are playing for a wildcard spot at the moment. Moreover, they are now just a half a game behind the improved Tampa Bay Rays for the 2nd slot. Also, it is important to emphasize that Oakland lost five of six games recently. However, they were able to bounce back and will now enter their game on Saturday night having won four of their last five games. Furthermore, two of those wins came against the Milwaukee Brewers in their last series.
On the offensive side of the game, the Athletics score an average of 5.04 runs per game which is the 11th record in the league in scoring. Also, they are on the 23rd in hitting at .245 and 8th in homers with 173. On the mound, they are placed on the 9th in the league in ERA at 4.09, while also being on the 6th in WHIP at 1.27 and 26th in K’s with 853.
Both teams are playing well and both sides need the win in order to keep their pace in the race for a playoff spot. However, I believe that the Athletic are in a better position to win this game. But regardless of that, I will take the total of Under 9 in this game. Both sides have the ability to win it,
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals 08/03/2019 is: take the UNDER 9.0 (TOTAL).
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