MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros

by Dirty on September 27, 2011

Betting on Cardinals Baseball The fans at Minute Maid Park will be treated to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jake Westbrook in this game. Westbrook has a 12-9 record and a 4.48 ERA this season.

It’ll be Henry Sosa toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Sosa is 3-5 with a 4.68 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 180-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Astros on September 26. Bettors who backed the Astros at +138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
St. Louis: 88-72 SU
Houston: 56-104 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Houston home to St. Louis, Wednesday, September 28

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