Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks

September 20, 2012


The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Thursday.
The Astros will give the ball to starter Bud Norris in this one. Righthander Norris is 5-12 this season with a 4.93 ERA.
Norris’s opponent in this one will be Jamie Garcia. The Cardinals lefthander has a 4.24 ERA to go along with a 4-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 250-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Houston was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -218 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 48-101 SU
St. Louis: 79-70 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games
Houston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Houston is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 21
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Friday, September 21

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