Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants 10/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/23/2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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On Friday night, Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound for the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the World Series when they take on Tim Hudson and the San Francisco Giants.
Jeremy Guthrie made the first postseason start of his career last week against the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS. In that outing, he went five innings and only gave up one run on three hits while walking two batters and striking out two.
The Giants didn't have a chance to face Guthrie during the regular season this year, so they will be at a slight disadvantage going into the game. Veteran Michael Morse has faced the right-hander eight times in his career and has three singles with no strikeouts. Shortstop Brandon Crawford is 4-for-4 against him in his career with a solo home run.
Last week, Tim Hudson made his second start of the postseason when he faced the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLCS. He took the no decision in that game after giving up four runs in 6.1 innings of work. In two starts in these playoffs, he is 0-0 with a 3.29 ERA.
Hudson made one start against the Royals this season and took the loss after giving up three runs in six innings on the mound. Josh Willingham may not be in the Royals' lineup when they face Hudson as he is only 2-for-23 against him in his career with eight strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 79-85-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 83-81-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
10/23/14 DH Billy Butler None is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday, Saturday, Sunday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/14/14 P Scott Downs Neck 15-day DL (8/3)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
San Francisco Giants
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas City
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