Giants vs. Rockies - 7/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (38-45) at San Francisco Giants (53-33)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
J De La Rosa (5-5) (5.98) vs. J Cueto (12-1) (2.58)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -210 / Colorado Rockies +194 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game late Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies look for back-to-back wins for the first time this month. The Rockies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.11 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 100 hits, Nolan Arenado has 69 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 12 home runs. Jorge De La Rosa gets the nod, and he’s 5-5 with a 5.98 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 11-6 with a 3.85 ERA and 121 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been swinging well, and they’ve won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 87 hits, Buster Posey has 40 RBI and Brandon Crawford has eight home runs. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 12-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 5-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 5-2 in De La Rosas last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Giants are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 15-2 in Cuetos last 17 starts. The Rockies are 2-5 in De La Rosas last 7 road starts vs. Giants.
I have a hard time seeing the struggling Rockies beating Madison Bumgarner and Cueto in back-to-back games. The Giants have been automatic with Cueto on the hill and you have to like your chances of that keeping up.