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Aug 12, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at AT&T Park on Sunday as host San Francisco battles the Colorado Rockies in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Barry Zito for the Giants (9-8 on the year) and Alex White for Colorado (2-6 so far).

View Colorado vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Giants and the National League No. 8-rated Rockies in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Colorado was a 9-3 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 9-3 on Saturday behind a start from Matt Cain at AT&T Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Colorado's last 23 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of San Francisco's last 23 games when playing at home against Colorado
San Francisco is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Colorado
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Milwaukee, Monday, August 13
San Francisco home to Washington, Monday, August 13