It's come down to these two teams and looking at it from a wagering perspective the odds for the series is the Giants +150 and the Tigers -170. Even with the magic of Zito and the surging Giants at home game 1 is Giants +156 to Tigers -166 with Justin Verlander. If you stumbled upon MLB in it's final series and read all the baseball talk Justin is invincible and the Giants will not stand in the way of Detroit Tigers championship.
I'd fade that thought. Justin Verlander has been good of a pitcher as can be in post season, but his woes have come on the road. His sequence of extended quality starts doesn't have much higher to go meaning performance decline is inevitable. Barry Zito has history of disappointments and it's as though his performance is not registering like an anomaly waiting to return to mediocrity. The Giants have fed off that same sentiment throughout the post season and I will play the home dog.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS +156 for 1 unit(W)
Hows that for rockin start of World Series game ONE! Yeah Kung Fu Panda! Zito quality!