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Baseball odds preview - Houston vs. St. Louis

Houston AstrosSt. Louis Cardinals
July 9, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

32-57TEAM RECORD53-34

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.

View Houston vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 10