Colorado Rockies (24-31) at San Francisco Giants (28-27)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-2) (7.53) vs. Kevin Gausman (3-3) (3.93)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -196 / Colorado Rockies +180 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants meet Thursday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Rockies have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 63 hits and 26 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Raimel Tapia have combined for 111 hits and 53 RBI. Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 7.53 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Giants have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 60 hits and 29 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 98 hits and 58 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 20-42 in their last 62 road games, 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 17-36 in their last 53 Thursday games. The under is 8-2-2 in Rockies last 12 overall. The over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings in San Francisco.
Chi Chi Gonzalez has allowed eight earned runs and seven hits in his last 7.1 innings while Kevin Gausman has allowed four runs and five hits in his last 17 innings. The Colorado Rockies still can't score runs and Gonzalez has been fade material pretty much all season long. Backing the Giants is the only option here for me, and I'll take the RL to shave down an expensive ML price.