San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies - 5/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (23-20) at San Francisco Giants (22-22)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Bettis (4-1) (3.12) vs. J Samardzija (1-2) (6.94)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -125 / Colorado Rockies +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
NL West rivals the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants face off in a Thursday MLB tilt.
The Colorado Rockies need a shift in momentum with losses in five of seven following a 4-0 defeat at San Diego on Tuesday. Colorado starter German Marquez gave up a pair of runs on six hits over five frames with Chris Rusin allowing two runs in two innings of work.
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The Rockies offense was limited to a single off the bat of Trevor Story and a pair of walks. Chad Bettis toes the rubber against San Francisco for his 9th start for the Rockies on Thursday. Bettis was charged with seven runs on ten hits over five innings of an 11-10 loss to Milwaukee last time out.
The San Francisco Giants look to get back in the win column following a 6-3 defeat to visiting Cincinnati on Wednesday. San Francisco struggled early on the mound with starter Andrew Suarez charged with five runs (four earned) on eight hits through six innings to fall to 1-3.
The Giants pounded out 12 hits and walked twice with Brandon Belt going 2-5 with a solo homer while Andrew McCutchen doubled in a run and scored. San Francisco has named Jeff Samardzija as Thursday’s starter versus visiting Colorado. Samardzija has struggled the past two times out with ten runs plated on eleven hits and five BB in 12.1 frames.
Under is 8-2 in Colorado last 10 overall and under is 8-2 in Colorado last 10 on grass and under is 8-3 in Colorado last 11 road games. Over is 7-2-1 in San Francisco last 10 home games and San Francisco are 5-12 in their last 17 Thursday games and San Francisco are 2-7 in Samardzija’s last 9 starts. Colorado are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and under is 6-2 in Samardzija’s last 8 starts vs. Colorado.
Bettis has been the better pitcher thus far but my gut is telling me to stay away from this one…