MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros

by Dirty on September 28, 2011

Betting on Cardinals Baseball The St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.

Chris Carpenter will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Carpenter is 10-9 this season with a 3.59 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Brett Myers who starts for the Astros. Righthander Myers is 7-13 with a 4.31 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 190-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 13-6 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on St. Louis at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (19) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
St. Louis: 89-72 SU
Houston: 56-105 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
St. Louis is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing St. Louis

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