Giants vs. Rockies - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (14-15) at San Francisco Giants (16-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Jon Gray (0-1) (7.98) vs. J Cueto (4-1) (3.61)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -168 / Colorado Rockies +158 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants play game three of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Colorado Rockies look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have allowed 13 runs in this series and six or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.20 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 37 hits, Nolan Arenado has 28 RBI and Trevor Story has 11 home runs. Jon Gray gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 7.98 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in this series and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants are tough to beat when the offense shows up, and they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 32 hits, Brandon Belt has 21 RBI and Buster Posey has four home runs. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.61 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 4-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 2-10 in Grays last 12 starts. The Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Cuetos last 6 starts. The Rockies are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Francisco.
The Rockies continue to give up runs by the truckload, which isn't a good thing when the Giants are hitting the way they are currently. Also, Cueto is one of the better pitchers in the league, so you have to like the Giants at home on a quick turnaround.