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Cardinals visit Houston Astros in MLB clash

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

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

84-71TEAM RECORD50-105

Houston will look to improve on its 50-105 record when take on St. Louis, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Chris Carpenter gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Bud Norris, who will be looking to improve on his 5-13 mark.

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +165 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Astros) and the No. 4 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 16 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

The Cardinals were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -146 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis threw a shutout at Houston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jaime Garcia to defeat Houston 4-0 on Tuesday.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Washington, Friday, September 28
Houston at Milwaukee, Friday, September 28