MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 07/09/2013

 
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Tuesday when they take on the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Bud Norris in this game. Norris has a 6-7 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.

It'll be Adam Wainwright toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Wainwright is 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 255-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -192 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -163 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 32-57 SU
St. Louis: 53-34 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games on the road
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
St. Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Houston, Wednesday, July 10