Rockies vs. Giants - 9/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (73-62) at Colorado Rockies (65-70)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
M Moore (9-10) (3.88) vs. C Bettis (11-7) (5.16)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -105 / San Francisco Giants -105 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Giants have allowed seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.71 and have split their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Denard Span leads San Francisco with 134 hits, Brandon Crawford has 77 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he’s 9-10 with a 3.88 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to crush, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 163 hits, Nolan Arenado has 117 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 23 home runs. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 5.17 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 2-4 with a 5.55 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 3-12 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series and 7-16 in their last 23 road games. The Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 12-3 in Bettis' last 15 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Giants are back in one of their slumps that has lasted all second half. While the Rockies haven't been much better, they continue to produce a truckload of offense, especially at home. Rockies seem to be the pick here against a shaky San Fran club.