Houston Astros vs St Louis Cardinals 3-28-22

Houston Astros vs St Louis Cardinals 3/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs St Louis Cardinals 3/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will go against the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB action in Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Jupiter, FL, on Monday, March 28, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.


The Astros claimed the American League championship for the third time in five seasons after 7 months of vitriol from throughout the sport but fell two victories short of a redemptive World Series championship. However, the window for them to win another title did not close completely.


Eight of their 9 everyday position players, as well as a burgeoning young starting pitching core, are expected to return in 2022. It’ll be necessary to fill Carlos Correa’s void at shortstop, but the return of Justin Verlander to the front of the rotation gives Houston one of the AL’s strongest pitching staff.


Last year, the Astros acquired Reggie Jackson, a New York Yankees great and Hall of Famer. Given the animosity between the two organizations, Jackson entered Houston owner Jim Crane’s inner circle of confidants – his formal position is “special adviser” to Crane — creating an unusual contrast.


Throughout the 2021 postseason, Jackson was seen sporting Astros gear, including a blue hat with “Mr. October” stitched in orange.


The Astros have the second-best World Series odds in baseball, following only the Los Angeles Dodgers. Houston boasts odds ranging from +900 to +1000, depending on the bookmaker, which is nearly twice as good as the Dodgers.


  • The Astros are 2-3 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 2 of the Astros’ previous 5 matches.
  • The totals went OVER in 24 of the Astros’ 39 last matches at home.

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Houston Astros vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 3/28/2022


The Cardinals are currently 5-2 in the GLC, with a .714 team batting average and 0.5 games behind first place, with 31 runs scored and 35 runs allowed for a -4 run differential this spring practice.


St. Louis was unable to contain Miami’s bats as the Fish scored six runs in the first inning of their recent game, while the Cardinals managed just two runs on six base hits in their 2-9 loss. In a 1.0-inning game, pitchers Kodi Whitley and Jake Walsh each surrendered one hit while striking out two hitters.


With two home runs, a batting record of .500, an OBP of .600, and a slugging percentage of 1.083, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt topped his club, while third baseman Nolan Arenado contributed a team-high 4 RBIs with 1 home run and a batting average of.286.


Starting pitcher Drew VerHagen struck out four hitters with a 3.60 ERA, while SP Aaron Brooks added eight strikeouts with a 3.60 ERA. St. Louis had a .245 team batting average, a 4.25 team ERA, and a .367 slugging percentage.


  • The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • St. Louis is 19-20 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 15 of the Cardinals’ 38 last matches at home.

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. While the Astros are guaranteed to be in contention for a title, the team’s expectations appear to be a touch too high. The Houston Astros will win to a predicted score of 6-4.


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Houston Astros vs St Louis Cardinals 3/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET


Location: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Jupiter, FL


Date: Monday, March 28, 2022




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -117 (-1.5)


MLB Totals: 8.5


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