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Astros face St. Louis Cardinals: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 18, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

Kyle Lohse gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 14-3 mark. In the other dugout, Fernando Abad brings a 0-4 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

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Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -270 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Houston brings the National League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 6-ranked defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-6 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Houston at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 7-6 final on Sunday in support of Jordan Lyles at Minute Maid Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on St. Louis at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Los Angeles 5-2 in extra innings at Dodger Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Astros at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games when playing St. Louis
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Wednesday, September 19

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