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St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Adam Wainwright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Collin McHugh will be his counterpart for the Houston Astros. Adam Wainwright is 5-4 this season, and Collin McHugh is 5-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, St. Louis sat as -150 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-2.9 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 35-29 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 31-35 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 8-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 2-rated offense, averaging 5.5 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.41 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 9.27 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.08 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 5-2 final on Tuesday in support of D Fister at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Cincinnati, Friday, June 17th
St. Louis home to Texas, Friday, June 17th