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Bettis Has Been Phenomenal Away From Coors Field

Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies in action against the New York Mets

We are all well aware of just how big an effect the thin air of Coors Field can have on a pitcher and Chad Bettis might be the perfect example. The Colorado Rockies righty has a 6.89 ERA at home this season compared to a 1.35 ERA on the road. Bettis has also posted a 0.99 WHIP while holding opponents to a .197 batting average in unfriendly territory this season. Bettis will take the bump for the Rockies when they open a four-game set against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Thursday.

SHARK BITES
  • Jeff Samardzija has allowed 13 hits and 8 ERs in 8.2 innings at AT&T Park this season.
  • Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu – who slashed .417/.475/.458 vs the Giants last season – will not play.
  • The Rockies are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Giants.

It will be Jeff Samardzija’s go-around in this one for the Giants, something that is likely concerning to San Fran fans. Samardzija has a 6.94 ERA and has not made it out of the sixth inning once in his five starts this season. It is not like Bruce Bochy wants to pull him early in games but “The Shark” has been throwing an alarming number of pitches to get not very deep into games.

This will be the first time these NL West rivals clash this season. The Rockies held superiority over the Giants last season – not saying that was a difficult feat – winning 12 of the 19 games between the two squads in 2017. Colorado mashed San Francisco, slashing a collective .288/.343/.778 against the Giants. However, it is worth noting that Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu – who dominated the Giants last season – is on the DL with a thumb injury.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the San Francisco Giants as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-4.1 result in favor of the Rockies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Francisco Giants bring a 22-22 record to the battle against the 23-20 Rockies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Colorado injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 20 (San Francisco) and the No. 14 (Colorado) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the San Francisco Giants' No. 22-rated offense, averaging 4.07 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies lineup that ranks No. 26 at 3.98 runs per game. The Giants have averaged 8.91 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (7.58 hits per game).

Colorado brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jordan Lyles in a losing cause, 4-0, against San Diego on Tuesday.

San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Cincinnati on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
  • Colorado is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at San Francisco, Friday, May 18

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