Pick Home Team in Tonight's Giants vs. Tigers MLB Odds

Jeff Grant

Friday, September 5, 2014 1:25 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 5, 2014 1:25 PM UTC

The Detroit Tigers have taken care of business against interleague opponents this season, which provides them value as home favorites against the San Francisco Giants Friday.

A Big Series
San Francisco has captured 10 of its last 15 contests overall, as it enters this series two games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West standings.

The Giants are 8-9 versus American League opponents in 2014, which is important to consider when looking over the MLB odds, but they pace the Majors with a .294 batting average since Aug. 1.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise has put together a 38-35 record as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with no clear edge in regards to the betting total (36-36 Over/Under).


In the Mix
Detroit sits just a single game back of the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central, as it returns home from a 5-3 road trip, which ended by picking up an impressive 11-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians as -124 favorites Thursday.

The Tigers have won 11 of 17 meetings against National League foes, which can’t be ignored when making your MLB betting picks, especially with star first baseman Miguel Cabrera going 18 for 39 with 11 RBIs over his last 11 interleague affairs.

MLB handicappers will find that this team is 16-17 as home favorites of -100 to -150, with the OVER going 20-10-3 in those 33 opportunities.


Jake Peavy (4-13, 4.15 ERA) has gone 3-4 with a 2.66 ERA in his seven starts as a member of the Giants since being acquired from the Boston Red Sox, as he looks to build off a 3-1 home win over the Milwaukee Brewers last time out.

The right-hander is 2-8 with a 5.44 ERA in 13 road games this season—serving up 13 home runs in 81 combined frames.

Peavy has put together a 5.03 career ERA against the Tigers, which happens to be his worst against any foe he’s faced at least seven times as a professional.


Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello (15-9, 3.10 ERA) had his personal two-game winning streak snapped last time out, as he was handed a 6-2 road defeat by the Chicago White Sox—allowing six runs (three earned) and 11 hits in 6.2 innings of work.

The right-hander is 6-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 11 home appearances, with opposing hitters batting .266 against him (.246 on the road).

Porcello earned a 6-3 victory over the Giants in his only career start against them on July 3, 2011.


I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve gone 9-3 in Porcello’s last 12 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.
Free MLB Pick:  Take the Detroit Tigers on the Money Line at 5Dimes

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