At 9:40 PM from Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, we have an interleague matchup between the Cardinals and Athletics. Heading into Tuesday's game, the Cardinals are 8-9, while the Athletics come in with a record of 7-10. St. Louis is the favorite on the money line at -152, and the over/under line is sitting at 8.5 runs.

Tonight's pitching matchup features Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and JP Sears for the Athletics. You can catch this one on TV on BSMW.


The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +128

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 9:40 ET on Tuesday, April 16th.


  • 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

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Cardinals vs. Athletics series. St. Louis went into the matchup as -174 favorites and squeaked out a 3-1 win. Heading into the game, the Cardinals had Sonny Gray on the mound, and he went six innings and didn't give up a run. Gray finished the game with six strikeouts but didn't factor into the decision.

Oakland's only run came in the 8th inning, as Ross Stripling gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Stripling took the loss for the A's. Ryan Helsley got the save for the Cardinals out of the bullpen.

Offensively, the Cardinals were led by Willson Contreras, Nolan Arenado, and Masyn Winn. Contreras and Arenado each had two hits and an RBI, while Winn went 2/3 with a run scored.

Cardinals Records & Stats

Heading into today's game vs. the Athletics, the Cardinals are just below .500, with an 8-9 record. In the NL Central, they are in 5th place and trail the Reds by 1.5 games for the 4th place in the division. Their overall series record is 2-3.

When playing on the road this season, the Cardinals are 5-6 compared to 3-3 at home. St. Louis picked up a series win in their most recent matchup vs. the Diamondbacks. This came after losing three straight games.

When the St. Louis Cardinals win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.6 runs per game. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.1 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 11-6, including a 7-4 mark on the road and a 4-2 mark at home. They are 3-2 against the run line as favorites and 8-4 as underdogs.

St. Louis has been trending towards the under lately, with their last three games all going under the total. The Cardinals have played in 16 games this season, and the over/under record is 6-10. The average combined run total in their games is 7.9, and the average over/under line is 8. Today's over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, and in games where the line has been set at 8.5, the over/under record is 4-4. So far this season, only 17.6% of their games have had a higher over/under line than 8.5 runs.

Lance Lynn and the Cardinals are on the road to take on the Athletics today. Lynn has started 3 games this season and has yet to pick up a win. He is coming off a 5-inning outing against the Phillies where he gave up 2 runs and struck out 6. He has yet to give up a home run this season.

For the Cardinals, we like Brendan Donovan to have a good game at the plate. He has the highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 16th best in today's slate of games. Nolan Gorman is our top projected home run hitter for the Cardinals and his home run projection is 12th best in today's games. Iván Herrera is 2nd in terms of total hits and home run projections for the Cardinals.

Athletics Records & Stats

With a record of 7-10, the Athletics are two games out of the AL West division lead. So far, they have yet to have a winning record at home, going 3-8, and are just above .500 on the road at 4-2. Oakland is coming off a series loss, dropping the series two games to one vs. the Nationals.

Looking at Oakland's series record for the season, they are 3-2 and have won their last three series. When playing as the underdog, the A's are 5-10 this season compared to 2-0 as the favorite. Their overall night game record is 2-5.

When the A's are underdogs, they have been a good bet on the run line, going 8-7. They have covered the run line in five of their last six games as underdogs. Overall, the A's are 8-9 on the run line this season, with an average run margin of -1.4 runs per game.

So far this season, the Athletics have played 16 games, and the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs in five of those games. The over has hit in two of those five games. The combined run average in Athletics games this season is 7.1 runs per game. Their overall over/under record is 7-9, and the average over/under line in their games has been set at 8 runs.

JP Sears is getting the start for the Athletics today as they host the Cardinals. Sears has started 3 games this season, and he is coming off a win in his last outing, where he went 6 1/3 innings and struck out 5. His first start of the year was a loss vs. the Guardians, and he took a no-decision in his second start.

When looking at the Athletics' player projections, we see that Shea Langeliers has the best odds to hit a home run today, as his home run projection is 9th best in the league. Zack Gelof has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the A's. Tyler Nevin and Abraham Toro are both towards the bottom of the league in terms of home run projections, but they have the 2nd and 3rd best odds to get a hit on the team.