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World Series Odds: Cards at Rangers

World Series betting continues in Arlington on Monday night with Game 5 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.

The Cards hand the ball to ace Chris Carpenter for Monday's contest, while the Rangers counter with C.J. Wilson. In Game 4 on Sunday Texas picked up a 4-0 win to tie up the series at 2-2.

View St Louis vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Cardinals odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.3 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -170 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Derek Holland in a losing cause, 4-0, against Texas on Sunday.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-3
After playing Texas are 3-3
After a loss are 9-1

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-3
After playing St. Louis are 3-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
St. Louis is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas' last 9 games at home
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Texas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Texas, Wednesday, October 26