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MLB Game Preview - Astros underdogs vs Cardinals at Houston

St. Louis CardinalsHouston Astros
April 27, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

12-11TEAM RECORD9-14

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

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

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting St. Louis before the first pitch in this match will find them as 115-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (10.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +115 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Thursday, April 28