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MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox, World Series Game 2

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 24, 2013

MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox, World Series Game 2

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    The Boston Red Sox have won nine straight World Series games, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as they prepare to take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Red Sox are minus-111 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 2 of the Fall Classic from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-20 in their last 67 games following a loss. On Thursday, they will attempt to bounce back from the opening game of this best-of-seven series—Wednesday's 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox as plus-110 road underdogs.

    Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three outings during the 2013 MLB playoffs.  

Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox have won five of their six postseason home games this year—outscoring opponents by a 38-15 combined margin.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Red Sox are 6-1 in John Lackey's last seven starts at Fenway Park. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Boston Red Sox, as they've gone 38-16 in their last 54 home games versus right-handed starters. 

    MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox -111

     

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