Major League Baseball Selection

By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
Final 2014 MLB Regular Season Record: 48-48-1; -340 units
2014 MLB Playoffs record: 6-4; +105 units


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (88-74) AT KANSAS CITY (89-73), 8:07 PM (ET)
TV: FOX
Tim Hudson (RHP) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (RHP)


The 2014 World Series comes down to one game as San Francisco goes with Tim Hudson and Kansas City moves forward with Jeremy Guthrie. The latter got the best of the former in by far the best game of the series back on Oct. 24. The Royals won that contest, 3-2, allowing just four San Francisco hits.

One can expect a similar matchup, especially since both teams are well stacked in the bullpen as the Giants can go to Madison Bumgarner at a moment's notice and Kansas City can rely on its outstanding relief corps.

Still, the two starters should pitch well. Guthrie has allowed just four earned runs in his last 30 1/3 innings, which equates to an unbelievable 1.19 ERA. And even Hudson was dealing against the Royals in game three as he allowed only one run through the first five frames. It is doubtful Bruce Bochy will let the veteran pitch into the sixth inning this time around, especially with Bumgarner waiting in the wings.

In the end, this game is too close to call so it is best to go with the total instead of a side.

SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take under seven runs at -105.

PITCHING TRENDS REPORT

Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 3-4, 4.12
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-1, 4.50
2014 Profit/Loss: +252

Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13)
Lifetime record vs. opponent: 0-1, 6.14
2014 record vs. opponent: 0-0, 0.00
2014 Profit/Loss: +797


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