Last Updated Jun 28, 2022, 9:53 PM
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis
The Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants meet up for the first of a two-game series on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Oracle Park.
The Tigers are 28-44 overall and 11-22 on the road, which positions Detroit fourth in the American League Central standings and trails the division leading Minnesota Twins by 12.5 games. The Giants start Tuesday’s play with a 39-33 record, good for third place in the National League West. The Dodgers lead San Francisco by six games as the Giants own a solid 20-16 ledger at home.
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Prediction
The Detroit Tigers enter this matchup fourth in the AL Central standings, 12 games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place. The Tigers went 2-1 SU against the Arizona Diamondbacks in their most recent series and have lost six of their last 10 games. Detroit was solid in games one and two against Arizona, scoring 11 while holding the Diamondbacks to four runs. Game three was a different story as Detroit lost with a final score of 11-7. The Tigers have struggled all season, averaging three runs per game (30th) with a team ERA of 4.12 (21st). Designated hitter Miguel Cabrera has been one of their most productive hitters with a batting average of .296 (67-226), three home runs, and 23 RBIs.
San Francisco is currently third in the NL West standings, six and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place. The Giants most recently went 1-2 SU in a three-game series with Cincinnati and have lost six of their last 10 games. San Francisco struggled against the Reds in games one and three, scoring a combined five runs while giving up 12. Game two was good for the Giants with a final score of 9-2. The Giants bullpen has been giving up runs all season with a team ERA of 4.01 (18th) while the offense has been solid, averaging 4.88 runs per game (T-5th). Left fielder Joc Pederson has been a big part of their offensive success this season with a batting average of .273 (51-187), 17 home runs, and 39 RBIs.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams on the season. I like the Giants to cover the runline in this matchup. San Francisco has struggled as of late, but I expect Carlos Rodon to have a solid outing against the Tigers and for the offense to get back on track. Not much value in the Giants moneyline, so will be playing the runline in game one.
Score Prediction: Giants 4, Tigers 2
Best Bet: Giants -1.5
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Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources
- Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
- Matchup: AL Central vs. NL West
- Venue: Oracle Park
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Time-TV: 9:45 p.m. ET – MLBN
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants – Current Form
The Tigers lost against the Red Sox last Wednesday 3-0, but climbed back up by winning against the Diamondbacks last Sunday. They limited the Arizona Diamondbacks to just one run in the first contest of the series on Friday.
Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit’s defense allowed for 11 runs in the third game of the series on Sunday. The third-place Giants have now lost back-to-back series against the Braves and the Reds. Against the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco only managed one run in the first game of the series on Monday.
They dominated the Atlanta Braves with 12 runs on Tuesday, in the second of a four-game series.
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants – Pitching Matchup
Detroit: Tarik Skubal (5-5, 3.63 ERA)
Detroit’s left-hander Tarik Skubal takes the mound for his 13th start of the season. Skubal looks to improve on a 5-5 record and 3.63 ERA in 79.1 innings, while striking out 84, walking 17 batters, and posting a 1.13 WHIP. Detroit’s 25-year-old left-hander lost his last start, which came on the road against the Boston Red Sox on June 22, 2022. He allowed six runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in a 6-2 Tigers loss. Skubal owns a 2-2 road record this season in six starts away from Comerica Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.57 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, eight walks, and 44 strikeouts in 40.1 innings of work.
San Francisco: Carlos Rodón (6-4, 2.70 ERA)
San Francisco’ left-hander Carlos Rodón takes the mound for his 14th start of the season. Rodón looks to improve on a 6-4 record and 2.70 ERA in 80 innings, while striking out 101, walking 28 batters, and posting a 1.09 WHIP. San Francisco’s 29-year-old left-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the Atlanta Braves June 22, 2022. He threw seven innings, allowing one run on three hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts in a 4-3 the Giants loss. In his six home starts this season, Rodón is 3-1 with a 2.18 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, 14 walks and 52 strikeouts over 33 innings of work.
Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants – Series History
Detroit had a very solid 2017 season in its head-to-head encounters, going 2-1 overall.