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St. Louis favored by 120 against Houston on Tuesday

St. Louis CardinalsHouston Astros
April 26, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD8-14

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

Jamie Garcia gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 3-0 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Bud Norris, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Astros and the National League No. 2-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Astros have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (10.2 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 16-ranked defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Reds on April 24. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jake Westbrook silenced the Reds bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Cincinnati at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Houston was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 4-1 on Sunday behind a start from Randy Wolf at Miller Park.

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

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

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

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

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