World Series Betting Odds: Game 5
Jon Lester will be looking to beat Adam Wainwright once again on Monday night as the Boston Red Sox play in St. Louis against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series with the set all tied up at 2-2.
Lester pitched Boston to a victory back in Game 1 of the World Series by holding the Cardinals scoreless in his 7 2-3 innings of work. Wainwright took the loss that day, giving up three earned runs (five runs total) in five innings pitched for the Cardinals.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 2 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 4.
Boston won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cardinals on October 27. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Lance Lynn and the Cardinals 4-2 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.05 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.47 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.
Defensively, Boston features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.08 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.65 runs per game.
A few Red Sox at Cardinals trends to consider:
Boston is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 15-5-1 SU in its last 21 games
St. Louis is 13-1-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Boston at St. Louis, Wednesday, October 30th