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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.
The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one. Righthander Westbrook is 3-2 this season with a 1.76 ERA.
Westbrook's opponent in this one will be Lucas Harrell. The Astros righthander has a 4.32 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +175 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Astros were a 14-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors.
St. Louis has lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis: 47-29 SU
Houston: 29-48 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Houston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston home to St. Louis, Wednesday, June 26