It will be Motown versus the City by the Bay when the 2012 World Series begins tonight in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Detroit Tigers. Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 8:05 PM ET in AT&T Park. Television coverage will be provided by FOX.
The Giants mounted another postseason comeback, winning 3 straight against the defending champ Cardinals to get here. In the meantime, the Tigers disposed of the Yankees in a 4 game sweep. Detroit won 88 games during the regular season while San Francisco captured 94 Ws in the 2012 campaign. Start your MLB Bets on Tigers vs. Giants Game.
The Tigers had a horrible road record however, for a division winning team, going just 38-43 away from the Motor City. The Giants played well at home posting a 48-33 mark. With that, they did drop the first 2 playoff affairs to Cincinnati and split a pair with St. Louis at home before winning the final 2 to advance.
Two former Cy Young award winners will be on the mound tonight, with Tiger ace righthander Justin Verlander opposing Giant southpaw Barry Zito. Verlander has been extraordinary in the postseason throwing 24 and 1/3 innings while allowing just 2 earned runs in 3 victories. Zito pitched well on Friday in a must win situation against St. Louis, shutting them out through 7 and 2/3 innings for the win.
The Tigers are 4-0 SU in their last 4 games as a favorite, and 6-0 SU in their last 6 playoff games when favored. They are 4-0 SU in their last 4 games against the NL West with Verlander starting. Detroit is just 1-4 SU in its last 5 World Series games. The Giants are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against the AL Central. They are 9-2 SU in their last 11 home games against teams with a losing road record. San Fran is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games in the World Series. Check the Baseball Lines for Tigers vs. Giants Game.
Detroit is a huge road favorite from SBG Sportsbook’s World Series oddsmakers, undoubtedly due to the presence of Verlander, posting at a -$165, while San Francisco is +$155. The O/U of 6.5 total runs is available on a $120/$100 moneyline.
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