Rockies vs. Giants MLB Picks: Underdog Colorado to Sweep SF

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:18 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2015 12:18 PM UTC

We break down Wednesday’s MLB betting odds for the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants, predicting whether Colorado will continue their winning ways on the road.

Rockies looking for a Sweep of the Giants
The Giants will be hosting the Rockies tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco at 10:15 PM ET. According to the MLB odds at Pinnacle, San Francisco is a -120 money line favorite, and the posted total is 7.0. Tonight will be the finale of a three game series that’s seen Colorado win each of the first two by scores of 2-0 and 4-1. Since the start of the 2014 MLB campaign, Colorado has gone 11-9 versus San Francisco.


Hitting Disparity
The Colorado Rockies have been by far the superior hitting team in comparison to the San Francisco Giants in the early going. The Rockies are currently hitting .309 as a team and averaging 5.1 runs per game on their way to a 6-2 start. The Rockies had nine hits in their 4-1 win over the Giants last night, and that was the first time in eight games that Colorado failed to amass eleven hits or more.

The San Francisco Giants are hitting .227 as a team in their first nine games of the year. It also must be noted, the Giants will be facing southpaw Tyler Matzek of the Rockies tonight, and they’ve hit a pathetic .111 as a team versus left-handed pitching thus far. San Francisco has scored two runs or less in five of their previous six games, and also had seven hits or less in each of the last six outings.


Rockies solving Road Woes
The Colorado Rockies have been a horrible road team during the past two seasons. However, if early indications mean anything, they’re on the way to turning that nasty trend around. The Rockies will enter tonight having won their first five road games of the year. Even more impressive is the manner in which they’ve won those road tilts, dominating opponents by a cumulative score of 25-7.


World Championship Hangover for the Giants
The world champion San Francisco Giants will enter tonight having lost five games in a row. They hardly resemble the team that we saw a season ago, despite the only significant loss being third basemen Pablo Sandoval who’s now with the Boston Red Sox. This is nothing new pertaining to San Francisco, considering they’ve gone a combined 162-162 in the seasons following their last two world titles in 2010 and 2012.


Final Analysis
You can’t help but to be impressed with the Rockies start to the season. They’re not only hitting well, but are also receiving fantastic pitching. They’ll be facing right-hander Tim Lincecum tonight, and he’s coming off a very good 2015 debut start. However, if there’s one thing that’s been consistent about Lincecum over the past two seasons, it’s been his inconsistency. There’s too much value on the road underdog for me to ignore in this game tonight, and that’s the direction I’m headed when making my MLB picks on Wednesday.

MLB Picks: Play Colorado +113 at BookMaker

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