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Lucas Harrell faces Jamie Garcia in MLB odds action

St. Louis CardinalsHouston Astros
June 5, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

28-27TEAM RECORD23-31

MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs St. Louis battle on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Astros, Lucas Harrell gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jamie Garcia, 3-3 on the year.

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 9 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Houston owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Mets on Monday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 6 innings of 2-hit ball at Citi Field.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +130 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Jordan Lyles.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Wednesday, June 6

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