At the onset of the season, the Astros were top tier favorites to win the American League pennant. Houston is an established MLB betting power and one of the most complete teams in the game. Their dominance of the American League West has never been in doubt. By contrast, the Cardinals faced plenty of skepticism regarding their postseason prospects. St. Louis had fallen behind the Cubs and Brewers as a top National League Central contender. Late on the Redbirds have begun to take flight. St. Louis is now breathing down the necks of first-place Chicago.
Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals
|Date and Time:||Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:15 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri|
|Astros vs. Cardinals TV Coverage:||FS1|
Astros vs. Cardinals TV Coverage: FS1
Astros vs. Cardinals Current Form and Overview
To begin with, the Cardinals have posted eight wins in their last 10 games. St. Louis now has an MLB betting record of 52-47 with only 43 games going over the total. MLB metrics have the Cards ranked 21st for runs, 25th for OPS, and 24th for home runs. In a similar way, the Astros have won seven of their last 10 games. Houston is 65-37 with 44 games going over the total. Offensively the Astros rank seventh for runs, second for OPS and sixth for home runs.
Houston Astros Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Gerrit Cole (11-5, 1.00 WHIP, 3.03 ERA, 205 K, 136.2 IP) is the probable Astros starter. Houston has won eight of his last 10 online betting starts. Bullpen metrics have the Astros ranked fourth for ERA. Namely, Roberto Osuna (3-2, 22 SV, 0.89 WHIP, 2.38 ERA, 45 K, 41.2 IP) commands the pen.
St. Louis Cardinals Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.12 WHIP, 2.82 ERA, 44 K, 38.1 IP) is the probable Cardinal starter. St. Louis has won his last two MLB betting starts. St. Louis ranks seventh in MLB for bullpen ERA. Of great concern is that top reliever Jordan Hicks is out for the season due to Tommy John surgery.
Players to Watch
Paul Goldschmidt (57 R, 19 HR, 48 RBI, .766 OPS) has emerged as a key asset for the Cardinals. Further help comes from Paul DeJong (63 R, 22 2B, 15 HR, 44 RBI, .769 OPS). Yuli Gurriel (57 R, 25 2BN, 19 HR, 63 RBI, .847 OPS) powers the Astros. Meanwhile, Alex Bergman (73 R, 15 2B, 26 HR, 63 RBI, .937 OPS) helps Houston as well.
Astros vs. Cardinals vs. MLB Betting Odds
In this situation, the Cardinals will get a good price against the respected Astros. Houston has struggled to get the money at St. Louis.
- 7-4 in their last 11 away games
- 5-2 over the total in their last 7 road tilts
- 4-15 vs. the Cardinals in the last 19 meetings
- 5-3 over the total in their last 8 games against St. Louis
St. Louis is:
- 4-5 in their last 9 games at Busch Stadium
- 1-6 under the total in their last 7 home games
- 8-2 in their last 10 home games with Houston
- 3-4 under the total at Busch Stadium against the Astros
Astros vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Online Pick: St. Louis Cardinals
Astros vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Cardinals 4, Astros 3
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