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Best Games to Bet on Today: Cards vs. Red Sox & Grizzlies vs. Spurs

Best Games to Bet on Today: Cards vs. Red Sox & Grizzlies vs. Spurs

The World Series could come to a conclusive end or end up needing a dramatic extra game tonight with Boston being a win away from the title.

Meanwhile, the NBA continues its opening week with a 14-game schedule tonight that includes a rematch from last season’s Western Conference Finals.

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

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Michael Wacha (1-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Red Sox RH John Lackey (0-1, 3.68)

The Boston Red Sox rode David Ortiz to a World Series lead and are hoping the slugger has one more great game left. Ortiz will take his high .733 World Series batting average into Game 6 when the Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals with a chance to close out the World Series and take home the title. Ortiz matched a World Series record by reaching a base safely in nine straight plate appearances. [sc:MLB240banner ]

Because of the series shifting to an AL Park, the Cardinals must face both Ortiz and Mike Napoli, as Ortiz moves back to the designated hitter spot while Napoli resumes his first base duty. St. Louis could use some offense of its own after being limited to a total of three runs in the last two games. Their top two hitters – Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson – struggled in Game 5, combined to go 0-for-7 with three strikeouts.

Odds: St. Louis (+109) vs. Boston (-119), O/U: 7.0

Now with their backs against the wall, the Cardinals turn to Michael Wacha. The Cards have confidence in their ace rookie pitcher, as they are 5-0 in Wacha’s last 5 starts. However, the Red Sox have known what it’s like to close out a series as they are 4-0 in their last 4 game sixes of a series.

The Red Sox can now taste the champagne. Will tonight be their time to pop the bottles or will the Cardinals spoil that moment for at least another day?

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs (8:30 PM ET)


The San Antonio Spurs have spent this offseason feeling the pain of missing out their fifth NBA Championship. Recovery starts tonight as the Spurs host the Memphis Grizzlies, who are now led by a new coach with former assistant David Joerger. With both teams stay intact, this is a showdown between two teams in last year’s West Finals, in which Memphis is looking for retribution after suffering a four-game sweep by the Spurs.

Odds: Memphis (+6) vs. San Antonio (-6), O/U: 188

The Grizzlies have a 6-1 ATS record in their last 7 road games dating back to last postseason. Hopefully they they can bring that momentum into the game against the Spurs, who are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Western Conference.

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