At 9:40 PM from Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, we have an interleague matchup between the Cardinals and Athletics. Heading into Monday's game, the Cardinals are 7-9, and the Athletics are 7-9. Ross Stripling gets the start for the Athletics, and he is facing off against Sonny Gray for the Cardinals.

The over/under line is currently at 8 runs, and the Cardinals are the favorite on the money line at -176. Looking at the Athletics, their money line odds are at +146. You can catch this one on BSMW.


The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +146

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 9:40 ET on Monday, April 15th.


  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Athletics to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Cardinals Records & Stats

The Cardinals will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Diamondbacks with a 5-0 loss. St. Louis was the +121 underdog on the road going into this matchup. Things really got away from the Cardinals in the 5th inning, as the Diamondbacks scored five runs in the inning. St. Louis's offense scored a total of four runs in the series.

Miles Mikolas got the start for the Cardinals and took the loss. He only lasted 4 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs. Offensively, the Cardinals had four fewer hits than the Diamondbacks but didn't score a run. St. Louis's only bright spot was Paul Goldschmidt, who went 2/4 with two doubles.

As the Cardinals are on the road today vs. the Athletics, they are looking to move back above .500, as they are currently 7-9. St. Louis is in 5th place in the NL Central, four games behind the Cubs for the division lead. So far, they have yet to play a game in the division.

St. Louis has lost two straight games, with both of these losses coming in the series vs. the Diamondbacks. This season, the Cardinals are 4-6 on the road and have gone 3-3 at home. When favored, they are 2-2, and as the underdog, their record is 5-7.

St. Louis has been a solid run line bet overall at 10-6, and they have been especially good as the underdog at 8-4. They have covered the run line in four of six home games, but they have dropped two straight on the road. Their average run differential is -0.6 runs per game, but it's been better in wins (+2.7) and worse in losses (-3.1).

St. Louis has seen a 6-9 over/under record this season and has played to an average of 8.2 runs per game. The over/under line for today's game is set at 8 runs, and the Cardinals have seen 68.8% of their games with higher lines than that. Their over/under record when the line is set at 8 runs is 0-1-1, and they are currently on a two-game under streak.

Sonny Gray and the Cardinals are on the road to take on the Athletics. Gray's first start of the season was a win at home against the Phillies, where he went 5 innings, striking out 5 and not allowing a run.

When it comes to the Cardinals' offensive projections, we have Brendan Donovan leading the way in terms of total hits, while Nolan Gorman is not only our top home run pick for St. Louis, but his home run projection is 10th best in the league today. Willson Contreras is another Cardinal with a solid chance to hit a home run, as his odds are 11th best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 15th best in today's slate of games.

Athletics Records & Stats

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Nationals with a 7-6 win. Oakland was the heavy favorite at -144 at home. It looked like the Athletics were in trouble early, as the Nationals scored two runs in the 3rd to take the lead. However, the Athletics responded with six runs in the 4th to take control of the game. Oakland's bullpen closed things out, and the Athletics picked up the 7-6 win.

Alex Wood got the start for the Athletics, going 4 1/3 innings, and giving up four earned runs on seven hits. He also issued four walks and took the loss. Lawrence Butler was hot at the plate, going 3/3 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. The Athletics also had three other players with two hits.

As the Athletics are at home today vs. the Cardinals, they are looking to move above .500, as they currently hold a record of 7-9. In the AL West, they are in 3rd place, just one game behind the Angels and Rangers, who are tied for the division lead.

Oakland has a series record of 3-2 this season, as they won the series in their most recent matchup vs. the Nationals. At home, they are 3-7 compared to 4-2 on the road.

When the Athletics win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.1 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of 4.1 runs per game. Oakland is 8-8 against the run line this season, but they are just 3-7 at home. They have been much better on the road, going 5-1 against the run line. As the underdog, they are 8-6 against the run line, while they are 0-2 as the favorite.

The Oakland Athletics have had a combined run average of 7.2 runs per game this season, but their over/under record is just 7-8. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs, and when the line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 2-2-1. So far this season, 43.8% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Ross Stripling is getting the start for the Athletics today at home against the Cardinals. Stripling has had a rough start to the season, as he has taken the loss in each of his first three starts. He has given up 11 hits and 3 home runs in his last start, which was a 6-5 loss to the Rangers.

For the Athletics, Zack Gelof is projected to have the best day at the plate. His hits projection is the highest on the team and 27th best in the league today. He also has the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run, with the 9th best odds in the league. Shea Langeliers is also a top power option for the Athletics, as his home run projection is the best on the team and 7th best in the league. J.D. Davis is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 12th best in today's slate of games.