Giants vs. Tigers Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, August 23 (Trust Carlos Rodon in Detroit)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are looking to get back to .500 on the season when they take on the Detroit Tigers in a quick two-game set. 

The Giants have lefty ace Carlos Rodon (11-6, 2.89 ERA) on the mound against Drew Hutchinson (1-6, 4.23 ERA), which should be a significant edge. 

Hutchinson is making his 11th start this season after starting the year out of the bullpen, and he has a 4.11 ERA over his first 10 outings. The Tigers have gone just 3-7 in those games, and they’ve largely been a disappointment in 2022. 

Here are the odds from DraftKings for Tuesday’s game:   

Giants vs. Tigers Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Giants -1.5 (-125)
  • Tigers +1.5 (+105)


  • Giants: -210
  • Tigers: +180


  • 7.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Giants vs. Tigers Prediction and Pick

Rodon didn’t have the best month of July, but he’s been solid over his last four starts, compiling a 3-0 record (the Giants are 3-1 in those games) and a 1.48 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched. 

The Tigers are the worst offense in baseball this season, ranking dead last in OPS and runs scored, and they’re 19th in OPS against left-handed pitching. 

The Giants’ bullpen has been their Achilles heel in 2022, but they should be able to build a solid lead against Hutchinson, who has allowed 17 runs and 37 hits over his last six starts, with Detroit going 1-5 in those games. 

The Giants still have some playoff hopes, so I think they come out ready to handle business with their ace on the mound. 

Lean: Giants -1.5 (-125)

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.