BoSox at Cards World Series Game 3
The best-of-seven World Series is all knotted up at one win apiece as the St. Louis Cardinals play host to the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 at Busch Stadium on Saturday.
Boston cruised to an 8-1 victory in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, but St. Louis bounced back with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 on Thursday.
The Red Sox will send Jake Peavy to the mound on Saturday; Peavy is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in two starts so far in the playoffs. The Cardinals will counter with Joe Kelly, who is 0-1 with a 4.41 ERA through his three postseason outings.
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this matchup found them as -107 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Cardinals and the No. 4-rated Red Sox in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 3 ranked offense (4.74 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 3.97 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.05 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.51 hits on average).
Boston brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 4-ranked defense.
A few Red Sox at Cardinals trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
St. Louis is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing Boston
Boston at St. Louis, Sunday, October 27th