Predictions for Astros vs. Cardinals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 3

Monday’s contest features the Houston Astros (26-34) and the St. Louis Cardinals (28-29) facing off at Minute Maid Park in what is expected to be a competitive matchup, with a projected 5-4 win for the Astros according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET on June 3.

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Astros vs. Cardinals Matchup Info

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Astros vs. Cardinals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Astros 5, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs

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Astros vs. Cardinals Betting Lines

Astros vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Astros -185 +154 8 -105 -115

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Astros Betting Insights

  • Houston has been chosen as the favorite in 45 games this year, and has walked away with the win 20 times (44.4%) in those games.
  • This year, the Astros have won six of nine games when listed as at least -185 or better on the moneyline.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of 60 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Astros were the moneyline favorite in 12 of their past 15 games, and they went 5-7 in those matchups.
  • In its past 15 outings, Houston and its opponents combined to hit the over on the run total four times (all 15 games had set totals).

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • St. Louis has a 13-16 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 44.8% of those games).
  • The Cardinals are 1-4 (winning just 20% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline underdog of +154 or longer.
  • St. Louis has played in 56 games with a set over/under, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-29-4).
  • In nine games as underdogs in their past 15 matchups, the Cardinals had a record of 5-4.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven times in its past 15 games with a total.

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Astros vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

Astros’ Starting Pitcher: Justin Verlander

  • The 41-year-old has an ERA of 3.26 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .218 in eight games this season.
  • Justin Verlander’s team has been victorious in 40% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 2-3.
  • Verlander’s team has won three of his eight starts.
  • Out of Verlander’s eight starts with a total this season, three have hit the over.

Cardinals’ Starting Pitcher: Kyle Gibson

  • In 11 games this season, the 36-year-old has an ERA of 3.60, with 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .228 against him.
  • The Cardinals have a 4-3 record in Gibson’s seven starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • In Gibson’s 11 starts, his team is 6-5.
  • Kyle Gibson has started 11 contests with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in three of them.

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Astros’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 26-34
Home 15-17
Road 11-17
One-Run Games 5-13
Scoring 5+ Runs 21-2

Cardinals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-29
Home 13-12
Road 15-17
One-Run Games 9-6
Scoring 5+ Runs 18-4

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