Giants vs. Rockies - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (14-14) at San Francisco Giants (15-15)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Bettis (3-1) (3.89) vs. M Bumgarner (3-2) (3.03)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -210 / Colorado Rockies +194 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Friday night.
The Colorado Rockies look for another victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Rockies are coming off a Thursday win in which they scored 17 runs and have scored five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies are an offensive team and have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 37 hits, Nolan Arenado has 28 RBI and Trevor Story has 11 home runs. Chad Bettis gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.89 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 2-3 with a 5.16 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants can also get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Giants have allowed 24 runs in their last two games and six or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 4.59 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 31 hits, Hunter Pence has 23 RBI and Buster Posey has four home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 11-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 122 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 16-41 in their last 57 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in Bettis' last 5 Friday starts. The Giants are 38-18 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Bumgarners last 5 home starts. The Giants are 12-5 in Bumgarners last 17 starts vs. Rockies.
The Rockies hit the hell out of the Giants Thursday, but there should be a different result with Bumgarner on the mound. Bumgarner has owned the Rockies throughout his career, and I don't see this spot being much different.