Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday in baseball action.
Houston sends Erik Bedard out against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals in this game. Bedard is 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA on the season, while Lynn is 10-1 on the year and has a 3.42 ERA.
The Cardinals were listed as 155 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the American League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.5 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 13-5 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -145 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 13-5 victory at the expense of the Astros on Tuesday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
St. Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 19 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
St. Louis at Oakland, Friday, June 28
Houston home to LA Angels, Friday, June 28