Game 5 of the World Series is Monday night in Texas with the Rangers favored in MLB betting.
It will be a rematch of Game 1 with Tim Lincecum scheduled for the Giants against Texas ace Cliff Lee. The Rangers were favored in Game 1 but Lee did not pitch well. The Rangers expect Lee to bounce back with a great game on Monday and the baseball betting odds at Sbgglobal have the Rangers favored.
The Giants have their ace going as well on Monday. Lincecum got the win in Game 1 but he was not that great either. It didn’t really matter though since Lee was horrible. Lincecum was 16-10 on the season with a 3.43 ERA. He actually pitched better on the road than at home. He was 8-3 with a 3.20 ERA on the road this season. Lincecum went just 5 2/3 innings in Game 1 but he did what he needed to do.
This season Lee was 12-9 with a 3.18 ERA. He was better at home this season as he went 5-3 with a 2.79 ERA. He had been unbeatable in the playoffs until he was shelled in Game 1 by the Giants. He went just 4 2/3 innings in the opener of the World Series.
Monday MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games. The Giants are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass. The Giants are 15-6 in their last 21 road games. The Rangers are 15-7 in their last 22 vs. a team with a winning record. If you are looking to play the total, the Under is 7-1-1 in MLB betting in the Giants last 9 Monday games. The Under is 5-1-1 in the Giants last 7 road games. The Over is 4-0 in the Rangers last 4 Monday games. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Rangers last 5 playoff home games.
This will be the final World Series game in Texas as the series will move to San Francisco for the final two games if they are necessary. It has been a home team series and Lee should bounce back with a good game on Monday night. Texas needs a big effort out of their ace as they look to go back to San Francisco for Game 6 on Wednesday.