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MLB Odds: Giants vs. Rockies

After splitting the season series 9-9 a last year, the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies meet up for the first time this season tonight to kickoff a three-game series at Coors Field.

Giants' ace Tim Lincecum (1-1. 1.86) is schedled to start for the Giants tonight, while Esmil Rogers (2-0, 2.77) will get the call for the Rockies. In his last start Lincecum came away with a no decision after allowing three runs on six hits over 5 1-3 innings against the Dodgers. Rogers earned a win over the Mets last time out after allowing three runs on seve hits in 5 2-3 innings.

View San Francisco vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as +115 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 2 ranked National League offense (5.7 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Giants have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Colorado owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 4-rated defense.

San Francisco was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Diamondbacks. They lost as -107 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. San Francisco lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against Arizona at Chase Field.

Colorado won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Cubs on April 17. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockies enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Sunday, with A Johnson throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Coors Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2


A few Giants at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Colorado is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Colorado, Tuesday, April 19

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