Predictions for Astros vs. Cardinals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 5

Wednesday’s contest between the Houston Astros (28-34) and the St. Louis Cardinals (28-31) at Minute Maid Park has a good chance to be a competitive matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 4-3, with the Astros securing the victory. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on June 5.

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Astros vs. Cardinals Matchup Info

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Astros vs. Cardinals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Astros 4, Cardinals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 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 -161 +136 8.5 -132 +102

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Astros Betting Insights

  • Houston has come away with 22 wins in the 47 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season.
  • This season, the Astros have been victorious 12 times in 18 chances when named as a favorite of at least -161 or better on the moneyline.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 23 of 62 opportunities.
  • The Astros were the moneyline favorite in 12 of their past 15 games, and they finished 6-6 in those matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups, Houston and its opponents combined to hit the over five times (all 15 of the games had set totals).

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • St. Louis has compiled a 13-18 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 41.9% of those games).
  • When they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +136 or longer, the Cardinals have gone 1-7 (12.5%).
  • In the 58 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-29-4).
  • In 11 games over their past 15 matchups when set as underdogs by sportsbooks, the Cardinals had a record of 5-6.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, St. Louis and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven times.

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Astros vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

Astros’ Starting Pitcher: Ronel Blanco

  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 2.44, a 2.28 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.034 in 10 games this season.
  • Ronel Blanco’s team is 6-2 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • In games Blanco has started, his team is 8-2.
  • In games Blanco has started this season, the teams are 2-8-0 at hitting the over.

Cardinals’ Starting Pitcher: Miles Mikolas

  • The 35-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.54, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opponents are hitting .281 against him.
  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline underdog in seven of Mikolas’ starts this season, and they went 4-3 in those games.
  • Mikolas’ team has a 5-7 record in his starts this season.
  • Miles Mikolas has started 12 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in four of them.

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Astros’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-34
Home 17-17
Road 11-17
One-Run Games 5-13
Scoring 5+ Runs 23-2

Cardinals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-31
Home 13-12
Road 15-19
One-Run Games 9-6
Scoring 5+ Runs 18-5

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