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Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/27/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/27/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 7:45 PM ET, the Houston Astros will play the St. Louis Cardinals in an MLB competition at Busch Stadium, MO. Houston won for the third time in 10 games as they traveled to claim the third and final game of their three-game series against the Dodgers. On Monday, the Astros had a 42-36 record and were 5.5 games behind the Rangers for first place in the AL West. The Astros’ 10-hit onslaught on Sunday night was led by two players who each got two hits: Jose Abreu (run, two RBI) and Corey Julks (RBI). Jeremy Pena launched his tenth home run in the contest, while Abreu hit his fifth. Hunter Brown threw a perfect six innings, allowing just one run on three hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts without having any impact on the result. Ryan Pressly (2-2), who earned the win, pitched two innings and allowed one run (all unearned) on no hits, no walks, or strikeouts. Seth Martinez finished the 11th inning for his first save, with one strikeout and no runs allowed on any hits or walks.

Pitcher Framber Valdez looks for better fortune as he makes his 16th season start for the Astros. He has pitched 99 innings this year and has a record of 7-5, a 2.27 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 21 walks, and 104 strikeouts. Valdez won his most recent start, last Tuesday’s away game against the Mets. In an outing that the Astros won 4-2, he went eight innings, allowing just two runs on four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. Valdez was 1-1 in his previous three starts with a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, five walks, and 20 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. This is Valdez’s 92nd start and 114th career big league outing, and he throws against the Cardinals for the first time. Consequently, he pitched in this game at Busch Stadium for the first time.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Houston Astros’ last eight outings.
  • The Astros are 3-7 SU in their last ten matches.
  • Houston is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals 6/27/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

On Sunday afternoon in London, St. Louis defeated the Cubs in game two of a two-game series to snap a two-game losing run. The Cardinals were 8.5 games behind the Reds for first place in the NL Central standings on Monday with a record of 32-45. With four hits and two runs, Willson Contreras led St. Louis’ 12-hit attack on Sunday. Nolan Gorman contributed with two additional singles and a run and an RBI. In 2.1 innings of work, Matthew Liberatore allowed four runs (none earned) on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. The choice did not take him into account. The winning pitch came from Jake Woodford (2-2), who threw 2.1 innings of relief without giving up a run while walking one hitter and striking out one. Jordan Hicks earned his fourth save in one inning by allowing one run on one hit, no walks, and two strikeouts.

In this contest, Jordan Montgomery will start on the mound for the Cardinals for the 16th time this season. He has an 85.1 innings pitched this season record of 4-7, an ERA of 3.69, a WHIP of 1.289, 22 walks, and 79 strikeouts. Montgomery had a winning outing in his most recent start, last Tuesday’s away game against the Nationals. He pitched seven innings in a game the Cardinals won 9-3, surrendering just one run on four hits, one walk, and six strikeouts. In 19.1 innings over his past three starts, Montgomery has a 2-0 record, a 1.86 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, four walks, and 19 strikeouts. Montgomery plays the Astros for the sixth time in his career today. In 24.2 innings thrown against them, he is 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.257 WHIP, three walks, and 23 strikeouts. At Busch, in 16 career starts in 89.2 innings pitched, Montgomery is 7-5 with a 3.61 ERA, 1.271 WHIP, 20 walks, and 87 strikeouts.

  • The Cardinals are 5-2 SU in their last seven matches.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are 1-6 SU in their last seven matches at home.
  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last five games at home against the Astros.

Houston Astros vs St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. Given how poor the Cardinals were this season, one has to question whether John Mozeliak will be open to trading at the deadline. Despite Montgomery’s last three victories, the Cardinals had lost 10 of his prior outings. After a solid outing, Valdez ought to be better than 7-5 given his peripherals. He has five defeats, four of which came in games with excellent starts. The Astros have momentum after dominating Sunday night, and the Cardinals are worn out from playing in London. Houston has a full roster, and Valdez performs great on the mound. The Astros were able to start the series well by winning this game. The Houston Astros will triumph, according to the odds, 6-4.

MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium, MO

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -110

MLB Totals: 8


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