St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros 6/4/24

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros 6/4/24 MLB Game Previews, Picks and Predictions

St. Louis Cardinals (27-29) vs. Houston Astros (26-33)


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros 6/4/24 – St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros will square off in an exciting midseason showdown at Minute Maid Park this Tuesday, both teams looking to improve upon an otherwise disappointing campaign. While St. Louis holds an edge with 27 wins compared to 26 for Houston at this momentous meeting scheduled to commence at 8:10 pm ET, pro multi-handicapper predictions indicate it should be a closely contested battle.


The St. Louis Cardinals enter this game after enjoying an upbeat recent run, winning three out of their past five games to finish with a modest record (3-2). Although their overall record may not reflect it well, the Cardinals have shown moments of brilliance with an overall team batting average of.235 and total runs scored of 215. They maintain competitiveness even during tough situations thanks to an excellent pitching staff with an ERA of 4.11 and WHIP of 1.3, potentially crucial when facing Houston Astros’ powerful bats; yet 13-17 road performance may present obstacles when traveling across the country!


The Houston Astros have also struggled, posting an embarrassing 1-4 record over their past five outings. Yet despite these setbacks, Houston boasts a better team batting average (.268) than their opponents with 252 runs scored and 68 homers. A slugging percentage of.410 shows their hard hitting abilities even if consistency remains an issue – something the Astros hope to take advantage of against opponents with higher ERA (4.31 and 1.35 respectively) on the pitching side of things.


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros 6/4/24 Game Info


When: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 8:10 PM ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Stream: MLB.TV


Andre Pallante (1-1, 3.94 ERA) vs. Spencer Arrighetti (3-5, 5.98 ERA)


Andre Pallante of the Cardinals stands out with a 1-1 record and 3.94 ERA due to his consistency on the mound. Over 16 innings pitched he has allowed 17 hits, 8 walks, striking out 10, with just one homer allowed thus far proving key in controlling Astros hitters who possess power this season. Pallante will need to manage his 1.56 WHIP that allows too many base runners on base too frequently in order for any success on that front to emerge.


Spencer Arrighetti of the Astros has struggled to hold down an average ERA of 5.98 through 43.2 innings pitched this year, posting just three victories with 23 walks and 49 hits to show their vulnerability for Cardinal exploitation. To be effective against his opposition Arrighetti will need to improve control by decreasing baserunners, giving his team an equal fighting chance.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As betting odds remain uncertain, understanding how a game unfolds will be crucial in placing informed bets closer to game day. Current form indicates an evenly contested contest; hence making betting lines when released crucial in predicting its outcome.


St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends


The Cardinals have had an uneven performance of late, boasting only a 2-3 record against the spread in their last five games and an overall road game spread record of 13-17, reflecting difficulties performing under away conditions. Furthermore, zero of their most recent five totals went OVER this past season; bettors may prefer lower scoring contests given this trend.


Houston Astros Betting Trends


As with the Cardinals, the Astros are struggling against the spread in recent games – going 1-4 over their last five against it and 12 of 30 home games going Over Total may entice some to favor taking an Over position here given their superior offense compared to pitching issues.


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros 6/4/24 Betting Picks


With their current form and statistics in mind, this game promises to be an offensive battle, with each pitcher ultimately being decisive. Given their higher ERA and ability to limit home runs by their pitchers, Cardinals may hold an edge here.


Given current trends, an underscoring game might come as a shocker to bettors, who should monitor odds closely as they become available and consider taking under as their option if the total is set high enough based on MLB GameDay insights.


Free Pick and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 4. 


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