Baseball odds preview - Houston vs. St. Louis
Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
St. Louis' pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Tuesday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals will rely on Adam Wainwright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bud Norris will be his counterpart for the Astros. Adam Wainwright is 11-5 this season, and Bud Norris is 6-7.
The visitors were +-255 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Cardinals - Astros odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 15 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -192 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 5-4 on Sunday behind a start from Justin Grimm at Rangers Ballpark.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -163 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Miami on Sunday at Busch Stadium behind starter Lance Lynn.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Astros at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
St. Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
Houston at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 10