The baseball season will wrap up on Friday night as the St. Louis Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the World Series.
The Cardinals staved off elimination and forced the deciding contest with a 10-9 win at home in extra innings in Game 6 on Thursday night. David Freese homered in the 11th in that contest to give St. Louis the victory.
Chris Carpenter will throw for the Cardinals while Matt Harrison gets the ball for Texas. St. Louis is favored and Texas will be hard-pressed to rebound from the crushing loss.
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St. Louis opened as -132 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8. Get the latest Game 7 World Series odds and dozens of fun player prop bets over at today.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Cardinals and the league No. 1-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 3 lineup of the Rangers at 5.3 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
Texas lost its last outing, a 10-9 result against the Cardinals on October 27. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (19) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against St. Louis on Thursday; it was a 10-9 final at Busch Stadium in MLB wagering action.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-4
After a loss are 10-0
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Rangers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Texas is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home