The San Francisco Giants are in Kansas City for game one of the World Series against the Royals. These teams met just three time during the regular season with the Royals winning all three games although all three games were played in Kansas City. The Giants are actually just 2-8 in their last 10 meetings with the Royals which also includes 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City.
Head to Head Trends
Giants are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.
Giants are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals (-105)
The Kansas City Royals finished 2nd in the American League Central with an 89-73 record during the regular season. The Royals have been on quite the roll since the playoffs started beating the Athletics in extra innings in the Wild Card game then swept the Angels who were the best team in baseball during the regular season and they also swept the Orioles in the American League Championship Series. To say things have been going the Royals way in this playoffs is an understatement. They may have won all 8 of their games in the playoffs so far but they actually won 4 of those games in extra innings then there was another 2 that they won in the 9th inning and a couple more were just 2-1 wins so how long can this last for the Royals before things shift in the opposite direction. On the hill for the Royals today is James Shields who is 15-8 with a 3.37 ERA on the season.
Kansas City Royals Trends
Royals are 8-0 in their last 8 playoff games.
Royals are 42-18 in Shields’ last 60 starts.
Royals are 6-0 in their last 6 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
San Francisco Giants (-105)
The San Francisco Giants finished 2nd in the National League West with an 88-74 record during the regular season. The Giants journey through the playoffs hasn’t been near as dramatic as the Royals but they did also win a couple games in extras so luck has been on both these teams sides and I guess that’s a big reason their both in the World Series. Starting for the Giants is Madison Bumgarner who is 20-11 with a 2.78 ERA on the season but Bumgarner has been extra good on the road this season where he is 13-4 with an ERA close to 2.
San Francisco Giants Trends
Giants are 6-0 in their last 6 World Series games.
Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 overall.
Giants are 9-2 in Bumgarners last 11 starts.
I like the San Francisco Giants over the Royals in this one. The Giants have won the World Series 2 of the last 4 years so they have the experience and know how to win while the Royals haven’t even made the playoffs in the last 29 years so I think that gives a big advantage to the Giants.
Free Pick: San Francisco Giants -105