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2019 MLB Season
(66-38) Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals (55-47)
Date: Saturday July 27, 2019
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Cole (HOU), Ponce De Leon (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +165 | Astros -175
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Houston got Thursday off after taking two of three at home from Oakland on the heels of a sweep of Texas. The ‘Stros have won seven out of eight coming into this interleague matchup against their former friends in the NL Central.
Gerrit Cole won his last start on Monday against Oakland with seven innings and 11 strikeouts, while allowing just two hits.
Not only did Cole top 200 strikeouts for the season, becoming the second-fastest player, in terms of innings pitched, only behind Randy Johnson in 2001, to reach 200, he improved his record to 11–5 after beginning the season 1–4.
Since May 27, Cole is 7–0 and his ERA of 3.03 is the lowest it’s been since his second start of the season in early April.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals lost their first game out of the All-Star break, then ripped off three in a row, lost again, won another three in a row, lost again, and has won another five in a row ahead of Friday’s opener.
Those 11 wins in their last 13 have the Cardinals tied with the Cubs for the top spot in the NL Central after floundering down with the Pirates around fourth place back in June.
Daniel Ponce De Leon needed 86 pitches to get nine outs in his last start in Pittsburgh. He walked four and gave up three hits but did well to allow just a single run to score. His command still isn’t consistent enough to be a top of the line MLB starter, though the stuff is there.
Meanwhile, it isn’t likely Matt Carpenter will be ready to return for Friday’s opener against Houston, though he may be back this weekend. Keep an eye on his status, if you are so inclined.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- HOU are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- HOU are 38-15 in their last 53 Sat. games.
- Under is 23-9-2 in STL last 34 interleague games.
- Under is 20-8 in STL last 28 home games.
- Under is 7-3 in Ponce de Leons last 10 on grass.
- Head to Head: HOU are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis.
- Head to Head: HOU are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: Cole.
I like Ponce De Leon but he is just a bit outclassed in this one. I’ll take Houston but won’t pay out the nose for it — up to -130.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros RL
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 6 – St. Louis 3
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