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St. Louis Cardinals battle vs Houston Astros highlights MLB odds menu

Houston AstrosSt. Louis Cardinals
July 26, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

33-69TEAM RECORD54-48

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

For the Cardinals, Jake Westbrook gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brett Myers, 3-10 on the year.

View Houston vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -170 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 6 in the National League and the Astros at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 16-rated defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 10-5 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-5 on Monday behind a start from Kyle McClellan at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Astros at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 23 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 27

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