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Cardinals Rangers World Series Odds

The World Series shifts to Texas for Saturday night with Game 3 of the best-of-seven Fall Classic between the Cardinals and Rangers.

St. Louis gives the ball to Kyle Lohse for Saturday, while Matt Harrison takes the mound at home for Texas. In Game 2 of the set on Thursday night the Rangers picked up a 2-1 win to tie the series at one game apiece.

View St Louis vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as +-173 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Cardinals taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Rangers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.9 hits per game, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Texas owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 9-rated defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Texas at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium behind starter Colby Lewis.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-2
After playing Texas are 2-2
After a loss are 9-1

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-2
After playing St. Louis are 2-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games at home
Texas is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Texas, Sunday, October 23