The first weekend of the baseball season offers up some cherce betting opportunities, with several good series match-ups to choose from. Among them, the Tigers and Yankees meet in an AL championship series re-match; the Cardinals and Giants meet in an NLCS re-match; the Angels and Rangers begin their season rivalry; and the Nationals hit Cincy to take on the Reds. What are the MLB odds looking like for those wanting to learn how to bet on baseball? Check out the details below. The banged-up Yanks, who just escaped getting swept by the Red Sox, will shoot for better results against the Tigers, who swept New York out of the ALCS last Fall. Detroit opened this season by losing two of three games in Minnesota, scoring eight runs total in the process. The Yanks will throw Ivan Nova for Friday's series opener in Detroit, David Phelps Saturday and CC Sabathia Sunday, while the Tigers will go with Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. As of Friday AM Detroit was listed at -290 to win this series at Bovada.lv, with the Yankees getting +230. Out in San Francisco the defending World Series champion Giants, who opened this season by taking two of three games from the rival Dodgers, will look to pull a repeat of their NLCS victory over the Cardinals. St. Louis opened this season by losing two of three games in Arizona, and is already playing without both SS Rafael Furcal and closer Jason Motte, among others. The Cardinals will send Jake Westbrook to the mound for Friday's series opener, Shelby Miller Saturday and Adam Wainwright Sunday, while San Fran will counter with Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain. In the early betting, the Giants were favored by -150 to win this series, with St. Louis getting +120. Also for this weekend the Rangers were a -130 favorite to win their series at home versus the Angels (+100); the Reds were favored by -125 for their series at home against the Nats (-105); the 1-2 Brewers were favored by -130 at home over the 2-1 Diamondbacks (+100); the Dodgers were chalked at -300 for their series at home over the Pirates (+240); and the Blue Jays were favored by -175 for their series at home over the 2-1 Red Sox. Watch for line moves at sportsbooks such as Bovada.lv.