St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox World Series Game 6 Pick, Odds, Prediction 10/30/13
St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) at Boston Red Sox (97-65)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm (Fenway Park)
Michael Wacha (R) (7-1) (2.222) vs. John Lackey (R) (12-14) (3.511)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -115 / St. Louis Cardinals +105 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox face off on Wednesday Night at Fenway Park for game six of the 2013 World Series.
The St. Louis Cardinals are on the brink of elimination and their backs are against the wall as they are down in the 2013 World Series 3-2 and both of the remaining games, if needed, will be in Boston. The Cardinals just had no offense in game five in St. Louis as David Freese had two hits and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran each had hits but the Cardinals scored just one run on four hits. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out 10 over 7.0 innings to take his second loss of the series. For Wednesday’s game the Cardinals look to fend off elimination by sending rookie sensation Michael Wacha who won game two and who is 8-1 with a 2.26 ERA and he is 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Boston Red Sox are one win away from their third World Series title in the last 10 years but judging by how this series has gone hey still have plenty of work in front of them. On Monday David Ortiz had three hits and Xander Bogaerts and David Ross each had two hits as the Red Sox scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jon Lester was razor sharp once again allowing four hits and a run while striking out seven over 7.2 innings to get the win and go to 2-0 for the series and Koji Uehara earned his second save. For Wednesday’s game the Red Sox start John Lackey who started game two and who is 12-14 with a 3.49 ERA for the season and he is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in his last three starts.
St. Louis is 4-0 in Game 6 of a series, 26-12 in their last 38 games, 3-7 in their last 10 road playoff games, and 6-0 in Wacha’s last six starts against a team with a winning record. Boston is 4-0 in their last four Game 6 of a series, 5-1 in their last six World Series home games, 5-2 in their last seven playoff games, and 6-2 in Lackey’s last eight home starts.
I see another low scoring game here as the pressure is on and as we near the end of the series regardless of tonight’s result, the mangers will have their entire pitching staff available for relief. My free pick here is on the under and I will put my pick on the winning side in the Premium Area.