Oakland Athletics vs. St Louis Cardinals 8/14/23 MLB Prediction, Best Bets, and Odds

Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals 8/14/23 – As the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals prepare to face each other on the baseball diamond, all eyes will be on their starting pitchers as they lead their teams into this high-stakes contest. Take advantage of Canadian MLB free picks; JP Sears will lead off for Oakland, while Miles Mikolas will begin for St Louis Cardinals.

Oakland Athletics vs. St Louis Cardinals

Date & Time: Monday, August 14, 2023, at 7:45 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium


Oakland Athletics vs. St Louis Cardinals 8/14/23 Betting Odds

Athletics+171+1.5 (-120)8.5 over (-125)
Cardinals-187-1.5 (+100)8.5 under (+105)

Oakland Athletics Analysis

Oakland Athletics look forward to their upcoming match-up against St. Louis Cardinals with optimism, hoping to tap into their resilience and history of dominance against opponents. Even during recent losses, the Athletics have shown they possess enough strength and historical authority over their opposition to stage upsets – such as when JP Sears held batters at bay with his remarkable 117 strikeouts (despite an ERA of 4.23). Unfortunately for JP, his vulnerability against home runs (25 allowed) could pose problems against a Cardinals lineup eagerly looking to capitalize.

Offensively, the Athletics boast a batting average of 0.221 which illustrates their determination to overcome recent struggles. Their on-base percentage of 0.300 and a slugging percentage of 0.360 indicate they possess potential scoring opportunities even when facing difficulties; notably, they’ve managed a perfect 6-0 win streak against Cardinals in all six encounters, and Monday games might impede performance further.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

St. Louis Cardinals come into this matchup determined to turn around their recent history against Oakland Athletics. At home, their home record remains strong: seven wins out of the last nine at Busch Stadium are under Miles Mikolas’ tenure, and his 4.20 ERA mark stands out, highlighted by 99 strikeouts over 68.1 innings pitched – though his success should not be underestimated due to his penchant for giving up home runs (13 allowed).

Offensively, the Cardinals boast a batting average of 0.258 and an OBP of 0.331, indicating their ability to create scoring opportunities. Their slugging percentage of 0.434 further underscores this ability. While recent matchups against American League teams may present challenges, their offensive capability gives them enough tools to overcome any such difficulties and secure victories.

Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals Against the Spread

Athletics and Cardinals have demonstrated trends that can assist bettors with betting strategies. Oakland has seen four of their last six games with totals going under, suggesting an affinity toward lower-scoring encounters. Meanwhile, in 10 of 14 Cardinal games, their total went under and further reinforced the likelihood of lower-scoring contests.

Oakland Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free Picks

Taking into consideration the odds, team performances, and historical trends, we present our picks for this matchup:

Moneyline: Athletics +171

Despite their recent struggles, the Athletics have shown an ability to triumph over the Cardinals in head-to-head meetings. With a history of success against St. Louis, the Athletics could capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses and secure an upset victory.

Spread: Athletics +1.5 (-120)

Given the close nature of this matchup, the Athletics stand a good chance of keeping it within three runs. Their longstanding competitiveness against the Cardinals and recent road struggles make them an excellent pick to cover the spread.

Total: 8.5 under (+105)

With both starting pitchers capable of keeping the opposition under control and recent trends of low-scoring games for both sides, an underbet could prove appealing. A game could revolve around strong pitching performances that bring about an outcome below its set total score.

Prediction: 3-4 Oakland Athletics win

Fans eagerly anticipate a matchup between Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals that remains unpredictable as fans eagerly anticipate it’s unfolding. Sports betting in Canada brings this matchup alive, where enthusiasts analyze data, trends, and performances to make informed predictions – much like this game which showcases both resilience and determination from each side – providing fans with unpredictable baseball action that keeps fans guessing until its conclusion. Bettors engage with this matchup and gain inspiration from its excitement and uncertainty – a reminder that every matchup holds promise – and triumph.