The Kansas City Royals are expected to give the ball to lefthander Jason Vargas on Saturday night as they take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the World Series at AT&T Park.
Vargas has made two appearances so far in the postseason, holding the Angels and Orioles to three runs on five hits over 11 1-3 innings in a pair of Kansas City wins. Ryan Vogelsong is the probable starter for the Giants on Saturday; the righthander has allowed five runs on nine hits over 8 2-3 innings so far in the playoffs.
Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Kansas City Royals were listed as 105 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bodog.
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Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
97-78 San Francisco battles the Royals, currently with a 99-74 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Kansas City injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Francisco Giants rated this week at No. 21 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 13.
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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 4.1 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Giants have averaged 8.66 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.96 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.45 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Hudson and the Giants 3-2 on Friday at AT&T Park.
Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 7 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at San Francisco, Sunday, October 26th