MLB Picks: Go 'Over' in Each Matchup of Giants vs. Rockies Double-Header

David Lawrence

Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:34 AM GMT

Saturday, May. 23, 2015 10:34 AM GMT

Saturday's doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants & the Colorado Rockies is being handicapped in this article. Join us to find out where the value is heading for our free MLB picks.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies, Game 1
Saturday, 4:10 PM ET
The first game of this day-night split doubleheader involves Chris Heston as the starter for the Giants and Jordan Lyles as the starter for the Rockies. Heston has a 3.72 ERA, based on eight starts, a full season worth of work. He was excellent in his first three starts of the year, giving up a total of just two earned runs in those three starts. In his last five starts, he’s vacillated between great and awful. On April 24, the Rockies got to him for six runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Then Heston gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings on May 1 against the Los Angeles Angels. Then, on May 6, he gave up five runs in five innings to the San Diego Padres. Then, on May 12, he gave up one run in a complete game victory over Houston. On May 17, Heston got shelled for five runs on seven hits in only two innings against the Cincinnati Reds. Up, down, up, down, up, down – that’s Heston’s pattern over the past month. Do you trust him to improve in this game, since his previous start was terrible, or do you pick against him because of his tendency to give up lots of runs every other start?

Lyles, for Colorado, actually has an ERA that’s worse than Heston’s. Lyles has a 4.53 ERA entering this game. He was ho-hum in his last start on May 18 against Philadelphia, giving up four runs in six innings. In his previous start on May 6 against Arizona, he gave up four runs in seven innings. In the start before that, he gave up seven runs in five innings, also against Arizona on April 29. Neither pitcher merits a lot of trust, so go with the Over for this MLB pick.

MLB Pick: Over 10 at GTBets

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San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies, Game 2
Saturday, 9:10 PM ET
We still have no MLB odds as we go to press for this evening game but we’re looking at Yusmeiro Petit going up against David Hale, who will be making his starting debut. Petit is a bullpen arm who has been good so far this month. He’s pitched a total of 10 innings over five games while allowing just a single earned run. However, in April, he had an ERA of 5.25. On the flip side, we’ll Hale, who is making the spot start after coming off the disabled list. In Triple-A, he had a 6.93 ERA across five outings, so it’s not as if he’d been setting the world on fire. That being the case, let’s go with another Over in this one.

MLB Pick: Over at Bovada

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