So, there’s a huge Major League Baseball game tonight. It’s the Cardinals and Giants, NLCS, Game 7, winner advances to the World Series to take on the Detroit Tigers in a best-of-7 series.
The stakes are high. There figures to be plenty of drama. St. Louis will start Kyle Lohse, who is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in three postseason appearances. San Francisco will counter with Matt Cain, the team’s ace who has allowed nine earned runs in three starts and has yet to register a playoff win.
San Francisco is 5-0 in elimination games this year. The Cardinals went 4-0 in such games last year and are 2-0 in this postseason.
Exciting? Absolutely. Thrilling? Yes.
Enough to generate major public betting interest? Well, probably not.
There will be a Monday Night Football game between the Bears and Lions played at the same time. And, as you might have noticed, the typical fan (and public bettor) cares way more about the NFL.
From The Linemakers’s David Purdum: