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May 5, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros battle the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between Bud Norris for the Astros (1-1 on the year) and Jamie Garcia for St. Louis (2-1 so far).

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as +135 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Cardinals odds would favor the Astros if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.6 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

St. Louis was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -150 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Astros on Friday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Sunday, May 6

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