Betting Baseball: Colorado Stops Losing Streak This Afternoon in Frisco

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Doug Upstone

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 2:26 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 2:26 PM UTC

Colorado is trying desperately to climb out its slump and looks for an answer this afternoon to end its seven-game losing streak. More than person betting baseball wonders if they have it in them.

Last night's loss for the Rockies was excruciating, with a blown save in the eighth inning, before eventually falling in 14 innings 4-3 to San Francisco.

For MLB picks, I'm still plodding along at 22-14 recently and looking to start building another good streak, which is what Colorado would love to do.

Pitching Matchup - Freeland vs. Blach

Kyle Freeland (8-5, 3.70 ERA) has done the job as a rookie for Colorado. The left-hander does not overwhelm hitters with great stuff, rather, he has great movement on his two and four-seam fastballs and gets batters out that way instead of impressive strikeout totals. Just ask the Giants, as Freeland has given up just one run in 13 innings (0.69 ERA) in two victories over San Fran. This will be his first visit to AT&T Park.

After a pretty good start, Ty Blach (4-5, 4.86) has been blasted in his past four starts. The Giants rookie right-hander has allowed 22 runs covering just 21 1/3 innings and allowed a whopping 37 hits in losing three times. (Giants 0-4) With Madison Bumgarner expected back right after the All-Star break, if Blach wants to keep starting, he needs a strong showing. In 9 2/3 innings as a starter or reliever, he's held Colorado to three runs.

Colorado's Offense Has Fallen off a Cliff, While the Giants Has Shown Some Improvement

Literally out of nowhere, the Rockies offense has crumbled and during this losing streak, they have averaged a mere 2.9 runs per game. You are not going to beat the MLB odds very often with that kind of run production. However today, Colorado should generate several good swings versus a struggling pitcher.

After losing 10 of 11, San Francisco has 26 hits in two games in this series, reminding Giants fans of the past seven seasons, not 2017. San Fran might have two new faces in the starting line this afternoon, third baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang, who would be making his big league debut after hitting .287 at Triple A and outfielder Mike Tauchman, who pinch-hit last night for his first at-bat in the majors.

Betting Odds, Head to Head and Bullpen Numbers

Most sportsbooks have Colorado as a slight money line favorite (under -110) with a total of 8.5. Despite two straight losses, the Rocks lead the season series 10-3 and are 13-12 on the back bay against San Francisco the last few seasons, with the total 12-12-1. The Giants bullpen is seventh in ERA in the NL, with the Rockies pensters continuing to sink, now 11th in the league, yet, still No.1 in save percentage at 77.1 percent.

The Winner Is......

It is not easy to back a team like Colorado who is really laboring. But I will because the Rockies have shown resiliency with 12-3 record when playing with double revenge. San Francisco as I mentioned might have two rookies on Bruce Boche's lineup card and this afternoon and the Giants are only 10-17 against lefty starters. With Los Angeles and Arizona sizzling, the Rocks do not want to lose contact in the NL West.

Free MLB Play - Colorado on the ML (-114)Best Betting Line at Intertops

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