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Moneyline favors Giants in battle with Rockies

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Sep 18, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The San Francisco Giants will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Sunday in baseball odds action.

Matt Cain, with a record of 11-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Giants, while the Rockies trot Esmil Rogers to the mound in this one. He is 5-5 so far in 2011.

View San Francisco vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Colorado opened as +145 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rockies have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Giants were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at +109 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Giants enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Saturday, with Eric Surkamp throwing 4 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Coors Field.

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

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

A few Giants at Rockies trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, September 20
Colorado home to San Diego, Monday, September 19