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JA Happ out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest

St. Louis CardinalsHouston Astros
May 6, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Sunday in baseball odds action.

JA Happ will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 2-1 record into the contest. Adam Wainwright gets the ball for St. Louis; he's 1-3 so far this season.

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +145 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Louis was an 8-2 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals endured an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Astros on Saturday, with Jaime Garcia throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 3-7
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 OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Arizona, Monday, May 7
Houston home to Miami, Monday, May 7

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