The 2014 World Series participants have been set as the St Louis Cardinals will hit the road in game 1 of their best of seven to face the Boston Red Sox. The Cardinals and Red Sox will get things started from Boston at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the World Series odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The MLB odds from Game 1 have the home side Boston Red Sox favored by -122 odds with the return on St Louis at +112 odds. The run total is lined at 7runs with over favored by -120 odds and under the total bringing back +100 odds. Those who play on Boston on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +165 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ run head start with St Louis will have to lay -195 odds for their run line wager.
The St Louis Cardinals has been a good home team this season but on the road the team is just four games over .500 with a record of 45-41. They have struggled throughout the year against left handed pitchers. The pitching matchup for Wednesday’s Game 1 will feature right hander Adam Wainwright as he will oppose left hander Jon Lester. The Red Sox hurler has been good in the post season as he has allowed five earned runs and 16 hits in three starts working a total of 19 1/3rd innings. The Red Sox have a great bullpen with hurlers who can bring the heat. Boston has shown the ability to hit good pitching as they did very well against a good Detroit Tigers team. Boston is the top scoring team in Major League Baseball as they average 5.27 runs per game and are number two in the league in team batting hitting .277. In the NLCS the Cardinals struggled at the plate for five of the six games. Don’t like their bottom of the lineup whereas the Red Sox have hitters than can do damage from 1-9 in their hitting lineup. Wainwright will not be pitching to the opposing pitchers with games played in Boston with the DH in use which favors Boston with Big Papi in the lineup.
With our free MLB pick for Wednesday we will play on the Boston Red Sox -122 odds against the Detroit Tigers at the sports books.