The World Series is deadlocked at one victory apiece as the San Francisco Giants send Tim Hudson to the mound against the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the best-of-seven set on Friday night.
San Francisco is 2-0 in Hudson’s two starts so far in the playoffs, although the righthander has had to settle for two no-decisions after giving up five runs on 14 hits over 13 2-3 innings. Jeremy Guthrie pitches for the Royals on Friday; Guthrie held the Orioles to one run over five innings in his only other start so far in the postseason.
Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Kansas City Royals were 115 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bodog. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.
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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4 win for the Royals. A 4.5-4 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds – VSB
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Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Francisco Giants sport a record of 97-77 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 98-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Kansas City injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated San Francisco Giants and the league No. 13-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
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How Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the San Francisco Giants No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.11 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.08 runs per game. The Giants have averaged 8.69 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.98 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.47 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 10 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games at home
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Kansas City at San Francisco, Saturday, October 25th