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Sports Betting Preview — October 27, 2013: Cowboys vs. Lions, Red Sox vs. Cardinals

Sports Betting Preview — October 27, 2013: Cowboys vs. Lions, Red Sox vs. Cardinals

The NFL is back for Gameday Sunday featuring a game matching-up two of the best quarterback-wide receiver combinations in the league. Meanwhile, the World Series continues in St. Louis with a huge Game 4.

Sports Betting Preview for October 27

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Baseball: Controversial Ending Gives Cardinals 2-1 Series Lead

  • A chaotic, back-and-forth night ended with umpire Jim Joyce calling obstruction on Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, allowing Allen Craig to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth of a rollicking 5-4 victory that gave St. Louis a two-games-to-one advantage in the series.

College Football: Manziel Looks Healthy as Texas A&M Rolls

  • Johnny Manziel, who was questionable before the game, threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns in less than three quarters, and No. 16 Texas A&M bounced back with a 56-24 victory over Vanderbilt.

College Football: South Carolina Stuns Mizzou in 2OT Thriller

  • Connor Shaw threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns in relief, engineering three fourth-quarter drives, helping the Gamecocks score on their final five possessions to end the unbeaten streak of No. 5 Missouri by a score of 27-24 in two overtimes.

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Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions (1 PM ET)

The Dallas Cowboys are on a two-game winning streak and starting to put up some impressive defensive numbers to go along with Tony Romo and its impressive offense. Their improving passing defense will be put to the test when the Cowboys visit Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions. The Lions are sixth in the NFL in passing at an average of 304.1 yards, but are giving up nearly as much yards in the secondary.

Odds: Dallas (+3) vs. Detroit (-3), O/U: 51.0

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 5 games on the road. However, the total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home.

Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals (8 PM ET)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox RH Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Lance Lynn (2-1, 5.40)

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are so evenly matched that only a rare call could split the two teams. The Cardinals were on the good side of an obstruction ruling in the ninth inning of Game 3 to grab a 2-1 lead in the World Series and a chance to make it 3-1 when they host the Red Sox for Game 4 on Sunday.

Allen Craig scored on that obstruction play when he had to slide into third, stumble over Will Middlebrooks and slide into home on the final play of Game 3. The bullpen will be the key to this win, yet both are struggling right now. The Cardinals are getting offense from Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina while Boston is forced to choose between David Ortiz and Mike Napoli at first base.

Odds: Boston (-102) vs. St. Louis (-108), O/U: (7.5)

Clay Buchholz is familiar with the National League, and his knowledge and pitching prowess against them will be relied on by the Red Sox, who are 5-0 in Buchholz’s last 5 interleague starts. However, dating back t their last World Series, the Cardinals are smoking their opponents at home, including yesterday, as they are 7-1 in their last 8 World Series home games.

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