The St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros meet again from St. Louis on Wednesday. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Cardinals are making a push for the playoffs and pounded the Astros on Tuesday with that in mind. They blasted 13 hits and scored 7 runs while Adam Wainwright struck out 12 in a complete game shutout. On Wednesday the Cardinals will pitch Kyle Lohse who has been their best pitcher this season. Lohse is pitching to a 2.61 ERA in 162 innings of work.
The Astros have the worst record in baseball and did nothing to help that on Tuesday. They were shut out and only amassed five hits for the game. Tonight Houston will look to rebound behind the arm of Bud Norris who was injured in his last start after being hit by a batted ball. Noris is pitching to a 5.23 ERA in 125 innings of work.
St. Louis is 20-7 in their last 27 home games, 2-5 in their last seven games following a win, and 5-1 in Lohse’s last six home starts. Houston is 14-38 in their last 52 games against a team with a winning record, 21-45 in their last 66 games against the NL Central, and 1-12 in Norris’ last 13 starts. Houston is 2-7 in their last nine games in St. Louis.
The odds in this game are substantially in the Cardinals favor as they should be. Give us St. Louis as moneyline favorites in this contest at the sports books.