San Francisco has scored just nine runs in dropping four of its last five games, including a 8-2 setback to Colorado as +127 road underdogs Monday, while going UNDER the number for a seventh consecutive contest.
The Giants will need catcher Buster Posey to lead the way offensively, as he entered this series with a .402 career batting average at this ballpark—the highest mark among active players in that situation.
MLB handicappers will find that the club is 3-1 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125 this season, with no clear edge in terms of the betting total (2-2 Over/Under)
There’s No Place Like Home
Colorado leads the majors with a .351 home batting average, while it has captured eight wins in its last 11 games against San Francisco at this venue.
The Rockies have been thrilled with first baseman Justin Morneau’s start to the season, as he was just named the NL’s Player of the Week for his efforts, as he hit .375 and knocked in 12 runs from April 14-20.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the team is a disappointing 13-25 as home underdogs of +100 to +125, with the OVER going 26-10-2 in those 38 opportunities.
Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.48 ERA) was handed a 2-1 home loss by the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out, as he gave up two earned runs and six hits over 4.1 innings of work.
The left-hander has retired just one batter past the sixth inning in his first four efforts, with opposing hitters batting .326 against him.
In his last 11 outings versus the Rockies, Bumgarner has produced a 8-2 record and 3.39 ERA.
Rockies starting pitcher Franklin Morales (1-1, 4.82 ERA) tallied a 3-1 road victory over the San Diego Padres last week, as he surrendered just a single run and four hits over six frames.
The left-hander has held left-handed hitters to just two hits in 16 at-bats this season, with no extra-base hits and just a single walk.
In 17 career games (three starts) versus the Giants, Morales has gone 0-3 with a 6.57 ERA.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Giants as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve gone 37-17 in Bumgarner’s last 54 efforts versus division opponents.
MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants -122