Max Scherzer will need to pitch the Detroit Tigers to a home win on the MLB betting lines at the sportsbooks on Sunday night or else the San Francisco Giants will claim the World Series.
Scherzer and the Tigers find themselves in an 0-3 hole in the World Series heading into Game 4 on Sunday night, with the righthander 1-0 with a no-decision and a tiny 0.82 ERA so far in the playoffs.
The Giants turn to Matt Cain as they try to close out the series with a win on Sunday night. Righthander Cain is 2-2 so far in the postseason with a 3.52 ERA; he threw 5 2-3 scoreless innings against the Cardinals in his last outing.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Tigers) and the No. 1 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Giants have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
The Giants were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Ryan Vogelsong chucked 5 2/3 shutout innings at the Tigers in their last game, striking out 3 in a 2-0 win against Detroit in baseball action at Comerica Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
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 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Detroit, Monday, October 29