How many innings will Bumgarner toss in Game 7? (& other prop bets)
Wednesday night's rubber match will mark only the second Game 7 in the past 11 World Series. Check out the odds on the length of Bumgarner's (possible, probable) appearance on very short rest, in addition to several other interesting props, all courtesy Bovada. A few notes added in italics with some thoughts.
CJ Nitkowski thinks Bruce Bochy could let Bum go for 40-45 pitches or three innings, depending on how things unfold. The over opened at -140 and now sits at -160, so it'll cost some juice. Tim Hudson allowed four hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings in a Game 3 loss. Hudson has averaged a bit more than six innings per start this season and will probably get the hook at the first sign of trouble, like Jake Peavy did in Game 6. So there's potential for probably 3-4 innings of relief in this game (barring extra innings). Yusmeiro Petit got knocked around in Game 6, so Bochy may hesitate there. Any of Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla could see action, but won't the Giants want to go down firing their best shot? I kind of like over on Bumgarner, but the price is getting high.