Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (69-64) at Colorado Rockies (54-78)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
R Vogelsong (9-9) (4.19) vs. C Rusin (4-7) (4.94)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +120 / San Francisco Giants -130 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, CSN-Bay
The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants face off on Thursday at Coors Field for game one of their MLB series of National League West teams.
The Colorado Rockies have struggled this season and they sit in last place in the National League West. The Rockies are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 29-38 at home, and they are 21 games back in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .267 with D.J. Lemahieu hitting .318, Charlie Blackmon hitting .294, and Nolan Arenado hitting .281. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 5.11 with the starters at 5.24 and the bullpen at 4.91. For Thursday’s game the Rockies start Chris Rusin who has allowed 130 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 68 over 98.1 innings for a 4-7 record and a 4.94 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants have lost their last five games and they have slid in the NL West standings and the National League Wildcard race. The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 31-37 on the road this season, and they are 6.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 6.5 games behind the Cubs for the final Wildcard spot in the NL. As a team the Giants are hitting .268 with Buster Posey hitting .325, Matt Duffy hitting .302, and Gregor Blanco hitting .292. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.70 with the starters at 3.98 and the bullpen at 3.17. For game one at Colorado the Giants start Ryan Vogelsong who has allowed 122 hits and 58 earned runs while striking out 99 over 124.2 innings for a 9-10 record and a 4.19 ERA.
Colorado is 7-16 in their last 23 games, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 3-8 in Rusin’s last 11 starts. San Francisco is 20-8 as a favorite, 1-4 in their last five games against a left-handed starter, and 1-4 in Vogelsong’s last five road starts. San Francisco is 1-5 in Vogelsong’s last six starts against Colorado.
With the total set at 11 It’s a lean to the over with my free pick. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.