MLB Game Preview - Rockies underdogs vs Giants at San Francisco
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Odds
San Francisco will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to AT&T Park.
Tyler Chatwood gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 2-0 on the season. The Giants, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Lincecum, who will be looking to improve on his 3-3 mark.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Giants at No. 7 in the National League and the Rockies at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, almost the same as the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).
Colorado brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 13-ranked defense.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -121 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockies enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, with Jorge De La Rosa throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Coors Field.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +143 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco lost in extra innings against the Nationals on Wednesday as Washington edged them 2-1 at AT&T Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rockies at Giants trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
Colorado at San Francisco, Saturday, May 25