Giants vs Tigers: Game 3 Betting
San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers find themselves in an 0-2 hole heading into Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night, but they're still favored on the baseball betting lines over the San Francisco Giants for the contest.
The Tigers hand the ball to Anibal Sanchez for Game 3, and he's coming off a win over the Yankees in the ALCS in which he tossed seven scoreless innings. The righthander has an ERA of just 1.35 through his first two playoff starts.
San Francisco guns for a 3-0 series lead behind the pitching of Ryan Vogelsong on Saturday. Righthander Vogelsong has pitched the Giants to wins on the MLB betting lines in each of his three postseason outings this year; his playoff ERA sits at 1.42.
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today at Bovada.
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Giants, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).
Detroit owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 6-rated defense.
In their last action, Detroit was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Madison Bumgarner in a losing cause, 2-0, against San Francisco on Thursday.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Giants at Tigers trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
San Francisco is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
San Francisco at Detroit, Sunday, October 28