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Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Tuesday May 7, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, CO
The Line
Colorado Rockies -104 / San Francisco Giants -104 -- O/U: 10.5
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The San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies meet in game one of a three game NL West division set from Coors Field in MLB action on Tuesday night.

The San Francisco Giants will look to bounce back after settling for a series sweep with the Cincinnati Reds after losing the finale by a final score of 12-4 on Monday. Pablo Sandoval led the Giants with a home run and three RBIs while Joe Panik and Brandon Belt each had a double. Steven Duggar and Brandon Crawford each had base hits as well as the Giants mustered up just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Drew Pomeranz took the loss, falling to 1-4 on the year after allowing seven runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings of work. Madison Bumgarner will start game one and is 1-4 with a 3.92 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bumgarner is 14-8 with a 3.03 ERA and 180 strikeouts against Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build some momentum after salvaging a win against the Arizona Diamondbacks, rallying for an 8-7 win in the series finale on Sunday. Raimel Tapia had a triple and three RBIs while German Marquez added two RBIs. Ryan McMahon, David Dahl and Daniel Murphy each had RBIs to round out Colorado’s scoring in the win while Charlie Blackmon and Tony Wolters each had a double. Nolan Arenado went 2 for 4 while Trevor Story added a base hit as well in the winning effort for the Rockies. Marquez allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out nine over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Scott Oberg got the win to improve to 1-0 while Wade Davis picked up his 5th save of the season. Antonio Senzatela will start game one and is 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. In his career, Senzatela is 5-0 with a 3.35 ERA and 31 strikeouts against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 2-7 in Bumgarner’s last 9 starts and 7-19 in Bumgarner’s last 26 road starts while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Colorado is 6-2 in Senzatela’s last 8 starts and 4-9 in their last 13 division games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Colorado is 6-0 in Senzatela’s last 6 starts against San Francisco and 4-0 in Senzatela’s last 4 home starts against San Francisco.

The low line with San Fran, even on the road is tempting considering that we are still getting a staff ace like Bumgarner with a low line. However, MadBum hasn’t been the same dominant ace-type pitcher that we’ve become accustomed to seeing take the mound and the Giants aren’t a team I’m looking to back on a regular basis. The Rockies are a dangerous team at home as the ball flies in the thin air at Coors Field and Senzatela has pretty much owned the Giants in his career, putting up a 5-0 mark. In past years I wouldn’t turn down Bumgarner and a low line, but now, I think getting the Rockies and Senzatela with a low line is a steal so I’ll side with the Rockies at home here.

Pick:
Colorado -104

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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