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2012 World Series Picks: Experts predicting Tigers over Giants

Most national pundits like the Tigers to beat the Giants in the World Series.

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Many of baseball's national writers have made their picks for the 2012 World Series between the Giants and Tigers. A couple of them like San Francisco to continue their magical run, while quite a few think Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander and Co. will bring home the title to Detroit.

Five of the six experts at CBS Sports all like the Tigers to win. Scott Miller likes Detroit in six games, while Danny Knobler and Jon Heyman like them to win in five and seven games, respectively. C. Trent Rosecrans and Dayn Perry also took the Tigers. Senior blogger Matt Snyder was the only one to take the Giants, and he took them to win in seven games.

The Sporting News' writers also lean heavily in the Tigers have. Senior baseball editor Chris Bahr even said Detroit was a "lock" to win.

Detroit Tigers in six games for two reasons. One, Justin Verlander is other-worldly this postseason. Two, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and ALCS MVP Delmon Young. All three have swung the bat extremely well and will do so in the World Series. San Francisco should have been fishing a long time ago. They will after Game 6. Tigers are a lock.

Staff writers Anthony Witrado, Stan McNeal and Garry Howard all took the Tigers in six games. Deputy editor Bob Hille was the lone person to take San Francisco, and he thinks they'll win in six.