World Series Game 6 Odds – Giants’ Peavy vs. Royals’ Ventura

Up three games to two and looking for one more win, the San Francisco Giants will try to seal the deal tonight when they visit Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to take on the Royals (8:07 p.m. Eastern).

San Francisco Giants (+127) at Kansas City Royals (-137, 7 o/u)

Up three games to two and looking for one more win, the San Francisco Giants will try to seal the deal tonight when they visit Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to take on the Royals (8:07 p.m. Eastern).

Jake Peavy will be on the mound for the Giants. The 33-year-old righty is looking to bounce back after a subpar performance in game two, where he took the loss after allowing four runs and six hits over five-plus innings. Indeed, Peavy is looking for his first quality World Series start ever. Last year, he started game three for the Red Sox, but only managed to go four innings, surrendering six hits and two runs.

The Giants’ players, though, have confidence in Peavy.

“He’s one of the tough guys out there on the mound,” Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said. “He wants to finish it Tuesday.”

The Royals will put their season in the hands of 23-year-old Yordano Ventura. The rookie earned a no-decision in game two, but deserved a better fate. He kept the Giants’ bats at bay for the better part of the game, allowing just two runs over 5.1 innings.

“We have a lot of confidence in Ventura. We have confidence that we will win every time he takes the mound,” Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer said. “We know we can do it. We’re a confident group. But we can’t do anything without winning Game 6. We’re excited to get back home, where we feed off the fans and that energy.”

From the moment this matchup was set, the theme of the series was the Royals’ youth versus the Giants’ experience. In an elimination game, one would tend to favor the side that has been there before – and succeeded. But, as MLB.com’s Phil Rogers points out, this Royals squad features a number of players who won championships together in the minors. Perhaps that big-game experience will prove an asset on the biggest stage of all.

The oddsmakers certainly aren’t shying away from the young Royals. Kansas City is at -137 in the moneyline to force a game seven, while a win by the San Francisco Giants pays +127. The over/under is at seven. If you’re looking for a trend: since 2003, the World Series has only gone to seven games once.

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