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Sports Betting Preview – October 16, 2013: Cards vs Dodgers & Bo Sox vs Tigers

Sports Betting Preview – October 16, 2013: Cards vs Dodgers & Bo Sox vs Tigers

The Cardinals can close out the Dodgers and head to the World Series, while the Red Sox could soon be following them with another win tonight.

Sports Betting Preview for October 16

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Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers

Pitching Match-up: BOS:  Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.07 ERA) vs DET: Doug Fister (14-9, 3.69 ERA)

After the Red Sox hitters’ Game 2 heroics, it was the pitchers’ turn in Game 3 to give a game-winning performance. Four pitchers combined to shut out the Tigers. Jake Peavy now takes the mound to send the Red Sox one game closer to the World Series. The Red Sox are 4-1 in Peavy’s last 5 road starts.

Odds: Red Sox (+117) vs Tigers (-127); O/U: 7.0

The Tigers’ famed rotation has held up their end of the bargain; the first three starters have combined for 21 innings, 2 earned runs and 35 strikeouts. Doug Fister must produce a similar performance if the Tigers’ big bats continue to misfire. The Over is 4-1 in Fister’s last 5 home starts.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching Match-up:  STL: Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.73 ERA) vs LAD: Zack Greinke (15-5, 2.63 ERA)

With a win tonight, St. Louis can book their second trip to the World Series in three years. Although the Cardinals bats have been relatively silent through the first four games, the strong Cardinals bullpen has only surrendered one earned run in 14 innings of relief in the series. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games.

They will face Zack Greinke, who will be tasked with saving the Dodgers’ season. The Dodgers ace gave up 2 runs in 8 innings with 10 strikeouts in Game 2. The Dodgers are 12-2 in Greinke’s last 14 home starts. However, LA needs to score more runs if they hope to stay alive. The Dodgers still find themselves on the brink of elimination despite outhitting the Cardinals in all four games in the series.

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