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(62-56) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros (61-57)
Date: Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs Dallas Keuchel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -148
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This interleague matchup includes two teams that are falling behind their divisional race.
The St. Louis Cardinals are falling far behind the Cubs; they are currently 12 games behind the Cubs.
The Houston Astros are not dead yet in the AL, but they are currently 7.5 games behind the Rangers in the West.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals lineup has been up and down for most of the season. They are led by Aledmys Diaz on the season.
Diaz is hitting .312 on the season with 42 extra base hits and has knocked in 57 runs on the year. Matt Carpenter is hitting .289 on the year with 26 doubles and 56 RBIs on the season.
Brandon Moss has been a big addition for the Cards. Moss is hitting .261 on the year with 21 home runs and 50 RBIs.
The Cardinals look to take on the former Cy Young on Tuesday.
The Cardinals have Jaime Garcia on the bump Tuesday. Garcia is currently 9-8 on the season with a 3.93 E.R.A. and 114 strikeouts.
Garcia looked good on his last start against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched in 8 innings where he gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits.
Garcia walked 1 batter and struck out 4 in the win. He looks to continue the winning ways here in August.
The Houston Astros lineup has been productive for most of the season. They are led by Jose Altuve who seems to not be able to get out.
Altuve is hitting .362 on the season with 32 doubles and 73 RBIs on the season. Carlos Correa is hitting .277 on the season with 18 home runs and a team leading 82 RBIs.
George Springer is leading the team in home runs with 23 while hitting 68 runs batted in and a batting average of .260. The Astros will look to knock around Garcia in this one.
The Astros have former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel on the mound on Tuesday. Keuchel is currently 7-11 on the season with a 4.56 E.R.A. and 126 strikeouts.
He looked like his dominant self in his last start. Keuchel threw a complete game shutout against the Texas Rangers last time out. He struck out 7 batters and walked 2 in the pleasing win. He looks to continue his success on Tuesday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 2-10 in their last 12 interleague games.
- Over is 9-2-1 in STL last 12 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in STL last 9 on grass.
- Under is 7-2 in HOU last 9 Tue. games.
- Under is 7-2 in HOU last 9 interleague home games.
- HOU are 24-8 in their last 32 interleague games.
- STL are 2-8 in Garcias last 10 starts vs. HOU.
- STL are 13-4 in the last 17 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The matchup between these two teams will be an interesting one to watch. The Cardinals played well over the weekend against the Cubs.
I look for the Astros to take this one at home. The Houston Astros lineup is very strong in the middle and tough to get out, I look for them to knock Garcia around early and often where he’ll take an early exit.
I look for Keuchel to look good again in this start and shut down the Cardinals in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros -1.5
Look for the Astros to take this one fairly easy.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 2 Houston 6
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