A very anxious crowd will fill Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine this afternoon, to see if their (1-3) Los Angeles Dodgers can fight off elimination at the hands of the surprising (3-1) St. Louis Cardinals.
First pitch for this must-see affair is scheduled for Wednesday at 4:07 p.m. EST (1:07 p.m. PST) and it'll be broadcast live on TBS.
Thanks to the magic of the online live streaming, baseball fans can also watch a live stream feed of this Cardinals vs Dodgers 2013 NLCS Game 5 on a desktop, tablet or smartphone.
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Considering pitching makes all the difference on this stage, the matchup for this pivotal game consists of Cardinals' RHP Joe Kelly (2013 MLB Regular Season: 10-5, 2.69 ERA) taking on former Cy Young winner, RHP Zack Greinke (2013 MLB Regular Season: 15-4, 2.63 ERA).
Kelly (NLCS 2013: 0-0, 3.18 ERA, 11.1 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 4 ER, HR, 6 BB, 10 K) is looking for his first victory of this year's postseason, while Greinke (NLCS 2013: 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 K) will need to remain unbeaten in the National League Championship Series for his team to play another day.
As far as MLB odds for Game 5 are concerned, Las Vegas experts believe that the Dodgers will survive elimination by forcing a Game 6 back at Busch Stadium on Friday.
Don Mattingly's club is listed as [-182] betting favorites to defeat Mike Matheny's Redbird [+162] and the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 7 runs.
Cardinals vs Dodgers Game 5 NLCS General Consensus
- St. Louis Cards ML: 31 percent (143-316)
- LA Dodgers ML: 69 percent (316-143)
- OVER 7 Runs: 37 percent (126-219)
- UNDER 7 Runs: 63 percent (219-126)
MLB Playoffs 2013 Betting Trends
- Cardinals are 44-18 in their last 62 Wednesday games.
- OVER is 9-4 in Cardinals’ last 13 Wed. games.
- Cardinals are 35-17 in their last 52 overall.
- Dodgers are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss.
- UNDER is 25-12-3 in Dodgers last 40 home games.
- Dodgers are 23-11 in their last 34 home games.
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