Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals 3/16/2023 – The Houston Astros are expected to take on the St. Louis Cardinals for Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium. The Houston Astros are 8-6 on the scoreboard and are holding an away record of 3-5. The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-5 on the season with a home record of 5-3 in this MLB season. The Astros are being led in action by Grae Kessinger and will try their best to improve their away record. The latest MLB preseason betting odds are in favor of a win for the St. Louis Cardinals in this game.
Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals 3/16/2023
|When:||Thursday, March 16, 1:05 PM EDT|
|Where:||Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida|
Finishing the job.
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— Houston Astros (@astros) March 16, 2023
The Houston Astros have won two games out of their last five played, with one game ending in a tie. In their last game, the Astros took on the Atlanta Braces and managed to win brilliantly 9-3. The Astros have a batting average of .253 this MLB season and have scored a total of 82 runs so far. The Houston offense in this spring training is being led by Grae Kessinger who has knocked two homers out of the park so far, along with a trio of ribbies. On defense, the Astros are limiting the opponents to a batting average of .220.
Players to watch: Jose Abreu 1B (GP 9, AB 24, R 2, H 5, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 3, TB 10, BB 2, SO 6, SB 0, AVG 0.208, OBP 0.269, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.686, WAR 0, Mauricio Dubon CF (GP 10, AB 23, R 1, H 5, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, TB 6, BB 1, SO 4, SB 2, AVG 0.217, OBP 0.25, SLG 0.261, OPS 0.511, WAR 0
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals took on the New York Mets before coming here and managed to win with 4-1 on the board. The Cardinals have a batting average of 2.53 this season and have managed to score a total of 80 runs so far, along with 23 home runs. St. Louis is currently headed by Brendan Donovan who has knocked four homers for the team, along with ten rib-eyes. Defense-wise, the Cardinals are allowing a batting average of .249 from their opponents.
Players to watch: Jordan Walker RF (GP 12, AB 37, R 7, H 15, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 7, TB 27, BB 0, SO 7, SB 1, AVG 0.405, OBP 0.405, SLG 0.73, OPS 1.135, WAR 0, Juan Yepez LF (GP 12, AB 34, R 4, H 8, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 8, TB 13, BB 3, SO 7, SB 0, AVG 0.235, OBP 0.297, SLG 0.382, OPS 0.68, WAR 0
Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Numbers
Under is 4-0-1 in Astros last 5 overall.
Under is 4-0-1 in Astros last 5 interleague games.
Total Under is 3-0-1 in Astros last 4 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
Under is 4-0-1 in Astros last 5 on grass.
Under is 4-0 in Astros last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
St. Louis Cardinals
Under is 4-0 in Flahertys last 4 starts during game 1 of a series.
Cardinals are 8-0 in Flahertys last 8 Thursday starts.
St. Louis Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague games.
Cardinals are 4-0 in Flahertys last 4 starts on grass.
Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West.
Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Picks
This is certainly going to be an interesting matchup between two strong teams. The Astros, however, need more hitting power if they want to win here. The St. Louis Cardinals seem to be in a better position to win this game according to the MLB betting forum.
Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Astros 4.