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MLB Betting: Rockies roll in San Francisco

National league West rivals clash in the second game of the three-game set today when the Colorado Rockies visit the San Francisco Giants.

Clayton Mortensen is scheduled to get the start for Colorado, while Madison Bumgarner (0-5, 4.75) will get the call for San Francisco. Mortensen gets the call as previously scheduled starter Emil Rogers was put on the DL. Bumgarner took the loss versus Washington last time out after allowing two unearned runs on four hits in seven innings.

View Colorado vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Giants as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Giants, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rockies, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Rockies average 8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The Rockies were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 4-3 on Friday behind a start from Matt Cain at AT&T Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A few Rockies at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Colorado's last 24 games
Colorado is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco's last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at San Francisco, Sunday, May 8

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