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MLB Odds: Giants at Rockies

The San Francisco Giants head to Colorado today to kickoff a short two-game series with the Rockies look to continue their solid 5-1 record versus Coloado so far this season.

Giants' ace Tim Lincecum (3-3, 2.11) gets the start tonight, while Clayton Mortenson gets a rare start for the Rockies. Lincecum pitched eight shutout innings against Arizona last time out but had to settle for a no decision. Mortenson came out of the bullpen versus the Mets last week and pitched 2 1-3 shutout innings.

View San Francisco vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Colorado sat as +125 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Giants taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Rockies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Colorado and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 16 lineup of the Giants at 3.5 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Rockies were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado suffered an 8-2 loss against San Diego on Sunday, as Jason Hammel wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Coors Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

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

Next up:
San Francisco at Colorado, Tuesday, May 17