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.

View Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

The Cardinals were listed as 115 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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.

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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

Next up:
Boston at St. Louis, Wednesday, October 30th