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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

A winning streak will be on the line for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday when they battle the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Michael Wacha will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Wacha is 7-1 this season with a 2.22 ERA.

Wacha's opponent in this one will be John Lackey. The Red Sox righthander has a 3.51 ERA to go along with a 12-14 record this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +121 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 97-65 SU
Boston: 97-65 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games when playing Boston
St. Louis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games when playing St. Louis
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Boston home to St. Louis, Thursday, October 31