|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)
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