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Detroit sends Max Scherzer vs Barry Zito in Tigers vs Giants game

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July 2, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Saturday as the Tigers take on the Giants at Comerica Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Tigers will rely on Max Scherzer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Barry Zito will be his counterpart for the Giants. Max Scherzer is 9-3 this season, and Barry Zito is 1-1.

View San Francisco vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Tigers as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +108 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brad Penny and the Tigers 4-3 on Friday at Comerica Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-5
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Giants at Tigers trends to consider:
San Francisco is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
San Francisco is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Detroit, Sunday, July 3