Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals Preview 5/28/2008

MLB Betting Preview
Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, 8:15 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Cardinals  – 140, Total  8 Flat

The Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals play the middle game of their three-game set on Wednesday with Wandy Rodriguez facing Adam Wainwright.  It will be the first start for Rodriguez since late April as he has been on the DL.  He is 1-4 in his career against St. Louis with a 5.25 ERA.  He did get that one win though earlier this year as he went 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals.  St. Louis counters with Adam Wainwright who is 4-2 with a 3.06 ERA this season.  He is 3-0 at home this season with a 2.70 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cardinals at Home.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the National League Central. The Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Astros are 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The Astros are 6-0 in Rodriguez’s last 6 starts vs. the National League Central. The Astros are 4-1 in Rodriguez’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Astros are 4-1 in Rodriguez’s last 5 road starts. The Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis.

SBG Global Current Line: Cardinals  – 140, Total  8 Flat

The Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Cardinals are 13-6 in their last 19 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Cardinals are 27-13 in their last 40 games as a home favorite. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the National League Central. The Cardinals are 8-0 in Wainwright’s last 8 starts as a home favorite. The Cardinals are 5-1 in Wainwright’s last 6 starts vs. the National League Central. The Cardinals are 6-2 in Wainwright’s last 8 starts. The Cardinals are 4-0 in Wainwright’s last 4 starts vs. the Astros.

The Under is 6-1 in the Astros last 7 games as an underdog. The Under is 5-1 in the Astros last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 8-2 in the Astros last 10 vs. the National League Central. The Under is 7-2 in the Astros last 9 overall. The Under is 10-3 in the Astros last 13 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 11-4 in the Astros last 15 games as a road underdog. The Over is 8-2-1 in Rodriguez’s last 11 starts as a road underdog.

The Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 games as a favorite. The Under is 5-2 in the Cardinals last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 4-1-1 in the Wainwright’s last 6 starts as a home favorite. The Over is 5-2-2 in Wainwright’s last 9 starts vs. the National League Central. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis between the two teams.

Pick: Cardinals 3units