Rockies vs. Giants - 4/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (6-2) at Colorado Rockies (3-4)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
M Cain (0-0) (3.00) vs. J De La Rosa (0-1) (12.46)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +119 / San Francisco Giants -129 --- Over/Under: 11 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSBA, RTRM
The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday afternoon at Coors Field.
The San Francisco Giants look to win another series after getting off to a strong 6-3 start. The Giants continue to score runs by the boatload, as they’ve produced 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their nine games this season. If the San Francisco Giants can continue to score runs with this type of consistency, they may be the team to beat in the National League West this season. Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 12 hits, Hunter Pence has nine RBI and Brandon Belt has two home runs. Matt Cain gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Cain is 17-8 with a 3.23 ERA and 195 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Rockies have to get their pitching staff in order, as they’ve allowed five or more runs in six of their first eight games. The Rockies have allowed 13 runs in this series, and it puts a ton of pressure on their batting lineup. The Colorado Rockies will continue to be inconsistent until they get their arms in order. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 13 hits, Trevor Story has 13 RBI and DJ LeMahieu has two home runs. Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 10-6 with a 3.90 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-12 in Cains last 16 road starts and 2-6 in Cains last 8 starts overall. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Giants are 9-3 in Cains last 12 starts vs. Rockies.
These two clubs continue to score runs by the truckload, so it could certainly go either way. I'm going to side with the home team and the plus money simply because that's where the value is at.