NLCS Game 5 Odds – Cardinals’ Wainwright Faces Giants’ Bumgarner

St. Louis Cardinals (+135) at San Francisco Giants (-145, 6 o/u)

Needing just one more win to reach the World Series, the San Francisco Giants will take on the desperate St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series tonight at 8:07 p.m. Eastern at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

MadisonBumgarnerSt. Louis Cardinals (+135) at San Francisco Giants (-145, 6 o/u)

Needing just one more win to reach the World Series, the San Francisco Giants will take on the desperate St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series tonight at 8:07 p.m. Eastern at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Lefty Madison Bumgarner will get the start for the Giants. Bumgarner has three starts under his belt this postseason, posting a 2-1 record and a sterling 0.76 ERA, he has allowed just 14 hits and three runs in 23.2 innings. Bumgarner started game one of the NLCS in St. Louis, leading the Giants to a 3-0 win and  limiting the Cardinals to four hits in 7.2 innings.

The Giants have confidence Bumgarner can propel them to their third World Series appearance in the last five years.

“It’s always good to have your ace waiting in the wings,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy told MLB’s official website.

The Cards will put their season in the hands of their ace, Adam Wainwright, to create a rematch of the starting pitchers from game one. Wainwright went just 4.2 innings in game one giving up six hits and two earned runs. Wainwright is 11-6 with a 2.07 ERA in 19 total road starts during his postseason career. He has two previous starts in elimination games. Both times, St. Louis survived to fight another day.

Wainwright, who is usually dominant in the post-season, will be looking to regain the playoff form.

“Until last year’s NLCS, I was undefeated in the postseason, and I just don’t want to get a bad rap for not being a good playoff pitcher,” Wainwright said. “That’s the time I want to shine the most. … I know I’m capable of doing that.”

The moneyline listed a San Francisco win at -145 and a St. Louis upset at +135.

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