Dan Behringer, Review-Journal, 10-18-1 (overall record)
Today’s best bet: Detroit Tigers (-165 series) over San Francisco Giants
The Tigers are peaking at the right time, sweeping the New York Yankees after eliminating Oakland, and their pitching is set up to win the World Series. Justin Verlander, a big favorite in the opener, is followed in a dominant rotation by Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer. Detroit’s pitching should overpower a Giants team that needed seven games to survive against the St. Louis Cardinals.