After splitting the first two games in Milwaukee, the NLCS heads to St. Louis for Wednesday’s Game 3. Chris Carpenter, who is fresh off a brilliant three-hit shutout against Philadelphia in Game 5 of the NLDS, takes the mound as the Cardinals try to parlay home-field advantage into a 2-1 series lead.
Yovani Gallardo will take the ball for Milwaukee as he looks to continue his playoff dominance. Gallardo has allowed only two earned runs this postseason, good for an impressive 1.29 ERA through two starts.
St. Louis opened as a -140 favorite at 5Dimes and, according to Sports Insights’ MLB Betting Trends, is currently receiving 71% of moneyline wagers. The one-sided betting action has pushed the line up to -149, where it currently sits at 5Dimes.
With Carpenter’s closeout win against the Phillies and the Cardinals’ blowout victory in Game 2 fresh on the minds of bettors, it’s not surprising to see such a large percentage of moneyline wagers taking St. Louis.
Sports Insights MLB Betting Systems have yet to trigger a move on either side of this game, indicating the line-movement is likely attributed to the influx of public money on St. Louis.
The following table shows the breakdown of moneyline betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: