Free MLB Pick: Astros vs Cardinals Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(66-39) Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals (55-47)
Date: Sunday July 28, 2019
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Houston: Wade Miley / St. Louis: Dakota Hudson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -115 | Cardinals +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
AL West leading Houston was upset Friday night 5-3 by the streaking St. Louis Cardinals. This afternoon, however, the Astros seek revenge to cap their interleague showdown against a St. Louis club that’s won nine-of-ten.
Houston blew an eighth inning 3-2 lead as red-hot Cardinal Paul Goldschmidt unleashed a game-winning three run home run to place St. Louis atop the NL Central.
Houston now goes back to basics while starting Wade Miley (8-4, 3.18 ERA).
Houston is 4-1 in Miley’s last five starts and 14-7 this season when the 32-year-old lefty appears.
Miley, of course, will need help from his bullpen to blunt the suddenly potent Cardinals bats. A win today is important to keep the Astros alongside NYY for the AL’s top record. Renewed Houston success this afternoon also ensures the Astros maintain a healthy eight-game divisional lead over Oakland.
The Astros need to send a message with today’s performance.
St. Louis Cardinals
As the hottest team in Major League Baseball, St. Louis has defied critics to now sit atop the wide-open NL Central. A recent 9-1 record places the Cards a half game over former division leader Chicago in a tense battle.
As stated. St. Louis sent a clarion call to opposing teams by overtaking Houston late on Friday night.
The All Star break was the best thing to happen this season for the Cardinals. Out of sorts heading into the mid-season classic, St. Louis is 12-3 since.
Rookie Dakota Hudson (10-4, 3.61 ERA) opens this weekend matinee opposite one of MLB’s best lineups. Though the Cardinals are 15-6 this season when their NL ROY contender appears -and 11-1 in Hudson’s last twelve starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in HOU last 8 on grass.
- Under is 7-1 in HOU last 8 overall.
- HOU are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- STL are 12-2 in their last 14 overall.
- STL are 12-2 in their last 14 games on grass.
- Under is 19-7 in STL last 26 home games.
- HOU are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in St. Louis.
- HOU are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Obviously, with the outcome of Friday’s contest, and with two strong pitchers on the mound, today’s AL-NL meeting is a true pick em’ affair.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros SU
That stated, Houston has been consistently better than St. Louis this season. Therefore, the burden of proof resides with the Cardinals to prove they can beat the World Series-contending Astros again. In a toss-up of even recent successes, I’ll side with Houston for the win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston Astros 6 – St. Louis Cardinals 4
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