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Giants visit Colorado Rockies in MLB clash

San Francisco GiantsColorado Rockies
Aug 26, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Colorado Rockies battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Monday in MLB betting action at Coors Field.

The match puts starter Barry Zito for the Giants on the hill facing Juan Nicasio for the Rockies. Zito brings a 4-9 mark to the game, while Nicasio is 7-6 to date on the season.

View San Francisco vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockies as -164 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Rockies and the league No. 7-ranked Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Giants average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +121 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ryan Vogelsong silenced the Pirates bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Pittsburgh at AT&T Park.

The Rockies were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Colorado rolled to a 4-3 win against Miami on Sunday, as Jorge De La Rosa and the Rockies' bats led the team to victory at Marlins Park.

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

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Giants at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER 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 when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Colorado, Tuesday, August 27