Giants vs. Rockies - 9/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (74-84) at San Francisco Giants (83-75)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Jon Gray (10-9) (4.59) vs. J Cueto (17-5) (2.79)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -186 / Colorado Rockies +176 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game late Thursday night.
The Colorado Rockies look to play spoiler despite losing seven of their last nine games. The Rockies have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.96 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 192 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 79 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 40 home runs. Jon Gray gets the nod, and he’s 10-9 with a 4.54 ERA and 182 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants are in must win mode despite splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to be ice cold lately, and they’ve lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 150 hits, Denard Span has 51 RBI and Brandon Belt has 16 home runs. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 17-5 with a 2.79 ERA and 187 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 6-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 3-15 in Grays last 18 road starts. The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 Thursday games and 22-9 in Cuetos last 31 starts. The Rockies are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco.
Good lord, the Giants continue to struggle and are quickly making the NL wild card race interesting with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. The good news for this game is that Cueto is on the mound, a pitcher who has produced wins in his last three starts and has allowed a combined five runs in his last four starts. So, while the Giants aren't playing well and can't score, you have to like them to get the win at home.