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San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (13-14) at San Francisco Giants (15-15)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)

C Rusin (1-0) (1.69) vs. M Cain (0-3) (7.00)

The Line: San Francisco Giants -140 / Colorado Rockies +130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Bay, Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Rockies look to move closer to the top of the NL West with a win at the San Francisco Giants.

It’s no big secret that the Colorado Rockies are an offense first squad that generally need to score to succeed. Roles were reversed in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at San Diego as the Rockies pitching took center stage with the bats struggling to score. Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood was at the top of his game with eight innings of three hit baseball while whiffing seven to improve to 4-2. The Rockies mustered eight hits and four walks with DJ LeMathieu and Cristhian Adames driving in runs while Mark Reynolds and Tony Wolters scoring. The Colorado Rockies kick off their series at San Francisco with Christopher Rusin on the hill. In five 2016 appearances (one start), Rusin has gone 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA over 16 innings.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Francisco Giants might be sitting  near the top the National League West but their grip is tedious. The Giants can do plenty of scoring but didn’t do enough of it in a 7-5 loss at Cincinnati in the series finale’ on Wednesday. SF starter Jake Peavy was charged with all seven runs on eight hits including four long balls through six innings of work.  San Francisco logged nine hits and walked twice with Connor Gillespie and Brandon Belt smacking solo homers. The San Francisco Giants hope Matt Cain can right the ship when he takes the mound versus visiting Colorado. Cain has been struggling to begin the season and is 0-3 with a 1.59 WHIP and 7.00 ERA.

Colorado are 3-7 in their last 10 overall and are 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass while going  46-94 in their last 140 road games. The over is 10-2 in San Francisco’s last 12 overall and  is 10-2 in their last 12 on grass while the Giants  are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. San Francisco are 7-2 in Cain’s last 9 home starts versus Colorado and the over is 8-3 in Cain’s last 11 starts versus Colorado. The Trends say the over isn’t a bad way to go…

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