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Fernando Abad out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest

St. Louis CardinalsHouston Astros
Sep 24, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

82-71TEAM RECORD50-103

The Houston Astros host St. Louis on Monday, looking to build on their 50-103 mark against the 82-71 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Lance Lynn to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 15-5. Getting the ball for the Astros is Fernando Abad, who owns a 0-5 record on the season with a 6.53 ERA.

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 16-ranked Astros and the National League No. 4-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 2 lineup of the Cardinals at 4.7 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Cardinals were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Kyle Lohse.

The Astros were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Astros endured an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Sunday, with Jordan Lyles throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
St. Louis is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Tuesday, September 25

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