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Wandy Rodriguez faces Jamie Garcia in MLB odds action

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

St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros Odds

88-71TEAM RECORD55-104

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

It's a pitching duel between Wandy Rodriguez for the Astros (11-11 on the year) and Jamie Garcia for St. Louis (13-7 so far).

View St Louis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Houston sat as +134 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Astros and the National League No. 6-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 1 lineup of the Cardinals at 4.6 runs per outing.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 winner at home against the Cubs. Bettors on St. Louis at -205 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Sunday, with Edwin Jackson throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 19-3 loser as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -108 were rewarded, while the 22 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston was routed on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, having a 19-3 loss put on them by the Colorado Rockies in baseball betting action.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Astros trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER 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 6 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Tuesday, September 27