In this World Series battle between two solid baseball franchises, two vastly different fanbases are at odds. While the Kansas City Royals have spent the better part of the past two decades without so much as a playoff appearance, the San Francisco Giants now have the potential to add a third title in five seasons. No wonder the latter’s favored -125 to win it all
It seems as though the Royals have come out of nowhere to storm the World Series in their first appearance of the century, but they have a carefully crafted core that hinges around homegrown talent like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. They are now living up to their promise in an investment that’s paying dividends.
The Giants and their fans have been here before. Former MVP catcher Buster Posey knows what it takes. Staff ace and fast-growing legend Madison Bumgarner knows it. Combine Buster Posey’s and Madison Bumgarner’s experience with the fact that the series will shift to the Bay Area for Games 3-5, and you’ll see why San Francisco is a slightly more attractive MLB betting option.
Both teams deserve success at this stage in the postseason, but there can only be one winner.