Cardinals Favored in Baseball Wagering in Wednesday ESPN 2 Game

April 26th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

Baseball wagering on Wednesday features the St. Louis Cardinals as they host the Houston Astros in a game that can be seen on ESPN 2. The Astros have been terrible so far this season vs. the MLB wagering odds while the Cardinals have been solid. Baseball wagering odds favor St. Louis in this matchup on Wednesday.  The Cardinals are likely to go with Brad Penny while the Astros counter with Brett Myers. It is the second start of the season for Myers as he gave up a career-high 12 hits in his Houston debut.  He allowed four runs, one walk and struck out three batters in a 10-4 loss to the Giants.  Last year he faced the Cardinals once at Busch Stadium and was shelled for nine hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings. He is 4-2 with a 5.45 ERA in 13 career games against the Cardinals, including 11 starts. He is 2-1 with a 7.27 ERA lifetime in six appearances at Busch Stadium.

Brad Penny was excellent in his first start for St. Louis. He gave up just one run and six hits in seven innings against Cincinnati. He walked two and struck out four.  He did not get the baseball wagering decision in that game as the Cardinals lost 2-1.

Before this series began, the Cardinals had won 11 of the last 20 games against Houston. One thing about the games between Houston and St. Louis is that they are almost always close.  The Cardinals did win 9 of the 15 games last season against Houston but many were one or two run games. In fact nine times last season the margin of victory by the winning team was two runs or less.  If you think that mean low scoring games, you would be right.  11 times last season the two teams went under the total in baseball wagering. Eight of the last nine games at St. Louis between the two teams have gone under the MLB wagering total.

It is hard to bet Houston right now vs. the baseball wagering odds considering they are playing so poorly. The Astros didn’t win a game at home and winning at St. Louis is never easy. “We’ve got a big series coming up against one of the stronger teams in our division, and you always look forward to being able to play the Cardinals,” outfielder Hunter Pence said.


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