The Detroit Tigers travel to San Francisco to take on the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series tonight. Get the World Series odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Tigers come into the World Series on a roll having swept the Yankees 4-0 in the ALCS. Their hitting and pitching prowess has been on full display as they have cruised to the World Series. The 4 starting pitchers for the Tigers have posted a microscopic 1.02 ERA thus far this postseason. The only question mark heading into this series is the bullpen situation which has been muddled a little bit because of the rough outings Jose Valverde has had recently. In Game 1 tonight the Tigers will send Justin Verlander to the hill. Verlander is pitching like the ace he is in this postseason with a 3-0 record in 24 innings pitched so far this postseason.
The Giants punched their ticket to their second World Series in three years after beating St. Louis in an exciting NLCS that went the full 7 games. They clawed back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Cardinals and will look to continue that momentum in Game 1. This team has a very good starting pitching staff just like in 2010, but this year they seem to have a bit more of an offensive punch. In Game 1 tonight the Giants will pitch Barry Zito. Zito has had an up and down career with the Giants and can erase a lot of bad memories with a solid outing tonight. If Zito can continue his consistent pitching and throw like he did in Game 5 vs. St Louis that would be more than the Giants could ever hope for from him.
This World Series features two hot teams that seem to be peaking at the right time. The great equalizer in this series we think will be starting pitching. Tonight the Tigers have a decided edge in that department with Verlander toeing the rubber. Give us the Tigers as a moneyline favorite on the road in Game 1 at the online sports books.