San Francisco Giants versus St Louis Cardinals NLCS Game 5 Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The San Francisco Giants are hoping to stave off elimination as they take the field to face the St Louis Cardinals in game five of their best of seven NLCS MLB playoff series on Friday night October 19th. First pitch for game five from St Louis is set for 8PM Eastern Time and FOX TV will televise nationally.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker has the home team St Louis Cardinals favored by -160 odds with the take back on the San Francisco Giants at +145 odds. The over under total in game five is lined at 7 ½ runs. Those wagering the St Louis Cardinals on the run line and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +120 odds for their run line wager. Bettors who choose to take the +1 ½ runs with the San Francisco Giants will have to lay -140 odds for their wager on the run line.

The St Louis Cardinals own a 3-1 lead in this best of seven NLCS MLB playoff series. The teams split the first two games in San Francisco. When the series moved to St Louis the Cardinals have won two straight. After a 3-1 win in game three the Cardinals pound the Giants by the score of 8-3 to come within one game of the World Series appearance to face the Detroit Tigers. The pitching matchups for game five on Friday night will feature left handed veteran Barry Zito on the hill for the Giants as he will oppose Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Zito’s only start in the post season was in the NLDS against Cincinnati. Barry Zito had a no decision in that start as the lefty allows two earned runs with four hits and four walks on October 10th. Right hander Lance Lynn works his second game of the NLCS in this series against the Giants. Lynn got the start in game one against the Giants in San Francisco and allowed four earned runs and five hits over 3 2/3rd innings as he earns a no decision in a 6-4 Cardinals win.

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