MLB Betting News and Notes Monday, October 28

MLB Betting News and Notes Monday, October 28

BOSTON (106 - 70) at ST LOUIS (106 - 71) - 8:05 PM

JON LESTER (L) vs. ADAM WAINWRIGHT (R)

Top Trends for this game.
LESTER is 22-27 (-13.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
LESTER is 8-13 (-8.3 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
ST LOUIS is 106-71 (+14.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 30-16 (+12.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less this season.
ST LOUIS is 60-29 (+15.5 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
ST LOUIS is 18-6 (+10.4 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less this season.
ST LOUIS is 106-71 (+14.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 50-21 (+24.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
ST LOUIS is 391-267 (+58.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
ST LOUIS is 20-8 (+10.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
WAINWRIGHT is 59-28 (+20.3 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997.
BOSTON is 106-70 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BOSTON is 48-40 (+7.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
BOSTON is 94-62 (+17.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BOSTON is 75-55 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
BOSTON is 71-48 (+14.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ST LOUIS is 22-26 (-11.6 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 2-2 (+0.1 Units) against BOSTON this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

JON LESTER vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LESTER is 1-0 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 1.20 and a WHIP of 1.067.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.0 units)

ADAM WAINWRIGHT vs. BOSTON since 1997
WAINWRIGHT is 0-1 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.400.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)


BOSTON vs. ST. LOUIS
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games


Boston at St Louis
Red Sox: 10-1 last 11 playoff games as underdog of +110 to +150
Cardinals: 1-5 as a favorite of -110 to -150 w/Wainwright

Blade
useravatar
Online
221856 Posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Re: MLB Betting News and Notes Monday, October 28

World Series Game 5

Lester is 5-1, 2.11 in his last seven starts, 2-1, 1.40 in three playoff starts; over is 4-1-1 in his last six starts.

Wainwright is 5-0, 1.25 in his last six home starts, 2-2, 2.89 in his last four in playoffs. Cardinals scored once in his last two starts, but four of his last five starts went over the total.

Boston is 6-3 in its last nine games; they're 4-3 on road in playoffs.

St Louis won eight of last 12 games; they've allowed 13 runs in their nine postseason wins, 33 in six losses. Cardinals are 13-2 in their last 15 games at home- four of their last six games went over the total.

Armadillosports.com

Blade
useravatar
Online
221856 Posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Re: MLB Betting News and Notes Monday, October 28

Red Sox at Cardinals: What Bettors Need to Know
Covers.com

Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals (-115, 7)

Series tied 2-2.

The first four games of the World Series have been won by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox will attempt to take control of the series when the former hosts Game 5 on Monday. The big mistake of Game 4 was a high sinker to Jonny Gomes, who deposited it beyond the left-field wall to give the Red Sox a 4-2 win.

St. Louis became the first team in history to end a World Series game on a pickoff when its other big mistake came back to bite it on Sunday. Rookie Kolten Wong was nabbed at first base to end the game with Carlos Beltran at the plate representing the tying run. That marks two straight series games ending in historic fashion after Boston made the big mistake of Game 3 on an obstruction call at third base.

WEATHER: Temperatures in high 50s with partly cloudy skies and winds blowing ESE at 4 mph.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox LH Jon Lester (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (0-1, 5.40)

Lester dominated in Game 1, striking out eight and scattering five hits in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. The 29-year-old has not allowed a run in 13 1/3 career innings in the World Series and is dominant in the 2013 postseason with five runs allowed in 27 total innings. Lester’s worst start of the playoffs was his lone road turn, when he surrendered two runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings at Detroit.

Wainwright did not get a lot of help from the defense behind him in Game 1 and ended up being charged with five runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings. That made two straight losses in the postseason for Wainwright, who came out on the bad end of a 3-0 shutout at Los Angeles in the National League Championship Series. Wainwright got the win in each of his two postseason starts at home, yielding two runs on 11 hits in 16 combined innings.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in St. Louis.
* Red Sox are 5-2 in their last seven during Game 5 of a series.
* Cardinals are 7-1 in their last eight during Game 5 of a series.

UMP TRENDS - Bill Miller:

* Under is 36-17 in Miller's last 53 interleague games behind home plate.
* Under is 42-20 in Miller's last 62 games behind home plate.
* Home team is 6-2 in Miller's last eight interleague games behind home plate.

WALK-OFFS:

1. The Red Sox have committed errors in five straight games.

2. St. Louis 3B David Freese, who is the 2011 World Series MVP, is 1-for-12 with four strikeouts in the set.

3. Boston DH David Ortiz is playing 1B in the NL park and has reached base safely in each of his last seven trips to the plate.

Blade
useravatar
Online
221856 Posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Re: MLB Betting News and Notes Monday, October 28

World Series - Game 5
By Sportsbook.ag

BOSTON RED SOX (106-70) at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (106-71)

Sportsbook.ag Line & Total: St. Louis -125 & 6.5 flat

After an unusual ending for the second consecutive game on Sunday, the World Series is tied at 2-2 with the Cardinals playing their final home contest in Monday's Game 5 versus the Red Sox.

After an obstruction call ended Game 3 and gave the Cardinals victory, Game 4 also ended in atypical fashion as Boston closer Koji Uehara picked off St. Louis pinch-runner Kolten Wong at first base to seal the 4-2 victory. LF Jonny Gomes was the key bat for the Red Sox in the win, hitting a three-run homer that would prove to be the deciding factor. Gomes was not originally in Sunday's starting lineup, but took the place of Shane Victorino who was scratched because of tightness in his back. Victorino is considered questionable for Monday. The Red Sox enter Game 5 as slight underdogs with Jon Lester (18-9, 3.52 ERA) taking the mound for the second time this series. In Game 1, he pitched 7.2 scoreless innings as the Red Sox cruised to an 8-1 victory.
   
He'll face the same counterpart he did in that contest in St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright (21-11, 2.87 ERA), who had unusual struggles in that game. With a shaky defense behind him, he gave up five runs (three earned) in only five innings, well below his 7.1 innings-per-start average this season. The Cardinals will need him to pitch more like he has in his career during the playoffs, with a 2.37 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 17 career outings. Defending home field is huge for the Cardinals in this one with a 60-29 record (.674) at Busch Stadium before the series will conclude at Fenway Park. The Red Sox, after Sunday's win, are an outstanding 48-40 on the road (.545, second-best in majors).

Lester (1.27 WHIP) was fantastic in Game 1, striking out eight Cardinals and walking only one while giving up five hits in his 7.2 scoreless frames. That just builds on an already tremendous postseason during which he is 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in four starts. Overall he has a 2.22 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 12 career postseason appearances. Lester will benefit from having a much better defensive catcher behind the plate in David Ross for Game 5 as opposed to Jarrod Saltalmacchia whose defensive shortcoming loomed large in both Red Sox losses this series. Lester could also be getting a big break with Cardinals slugger Allen Craig questionable to play because of his lingering foot injury. Craig barely made it to first base as a pinch-hitter in Game 4 when his hit reached the right-field wall. His unavailability would only hurt a St. Louis team that is 22-26 this season against lefty starters even more.

If the Cardinals have one advantage, it could be Lester's middling splits on the road this year, where he has a 4.18 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. If the lefty does struggle, he's fortunate to have the Boston bullpen behind him that has an absurdly good 1.38 ERA and 1.14 WHIP while limiting opponents to a .221 BA this postseason. Part of that has been manager John Farrell's willingness to use everybody, with starters Felix Doubront and John Lackey throwing a combined 3.2 scoreless innings of relief on Sunday night.

Wainwright (1.05 WHIP) has generally been brilliant this season, leading his team to a 25-13 record (.658), which includes a 2.25 ERA and 0.89 WHIP this postseason. He certainly wasn't sharp in Game 1, though he wasn't helped that the St. Louis defense committed multiple errors behind him. The guy to register the biggest hit off him was 1B Mike Napoli, who nailed a three-run triple in the first inning, but he will not start with normal DH David Ortiz shifting over to first base in the National League park. And of the four Red Sox hitters that Wainwright has faced at least five times in his career (OF Shane Victorino, SS Stephen Drew, OF Jonny Gomes and C David Ross), the foursome is a combined 13-for-72 (.181 BA) with 17 K's, but three of those players have homered off the right-hander.

Ortiz has been absolutely huge in the World Series, going 3-for-3 with two runs on Sunday and improving his batting average to .727 (8-for-11) in the series with two homers, 5 RBI and five runs. Wainwright will be happy to pitch at home in this one though, where he had a 2.36 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 19 starts during which the Cardinals went 13-6. Though Wainwright typically doesn't need it as much as he did during his last start, the St. Louis bullpen has been reliable all season with a 3.35 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. They've been way better than that this postseason with a 2.30 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and .186 opponents' BA over 43 innings.

Blade
useravatar
Online
221856 Posts
Administrator has disabled public posting

Board Info

Board Stats:
 
Total Topics:
45592
Total Polls:
2
Total Posts:
288252
Average Posts Per Hour:
5.4
User Info:
 
Total Users:
3702
Newest User:
Brandon Blair
Members Online:
1
Guests Online:
2581

Online: 
Blade

Forum Legend:

 Topic
 New
 Locked
 Sticky
 Active
 New/Locked
 Sticky/Locked

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com