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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants meet at AT&T Park.

The Rockies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Brett Anderson in this game. Anderson has a 0-2 record and a 4.50 ERA this season.

Anderson's opponent in this one will be Matt Cain. The Giants righthander has a 5.73 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Giants on April 11. Bettors who backed the Giants at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Colorado: 5-6 SU
San Francisco: 7-4 SU

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado's last 13 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
San Francisco home to Colorado, Sunday, April 13