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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Minute Maid Park in an interleague contest.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Lance Lynn in this one. Righthander Lynn is 10-1 this season with a 3.42 ERA.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Erik Bedard. The lefthander has a 4.76 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 13-5 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -145 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 48-29 SU
Houston: 29-49 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 19 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Oakland, Friday, June 28
Houston home to LA Angels, Friday, June 28