MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants – May 30, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
When: Wednesday May 30th at 8:40 PM ET
Spread: Colorado Rockies -180
Quick Pick: Colorado Rockies -180
BetDSI has the Colorado Rockies listed as -180 moneyline favorites against the San Francisco Giants. The Colorado Rockies enter this game winners of four of their last five including a 2-1 series win over the weekend against the Cincinnati Reds that concluded with a 8-2 win on Sunday. The San Francisco Giants enter this game losers of four of their last five including a 1-2 series loss over the weekend against the Chicago Cubs that concluded with a 3-8 loss on Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog. San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants are 25-29 overall and 11-19 on the road. The San Francisco Giants started the season off strong but have since faded and are now four games under .500. They are currently in 4th place in the NL West behind the Rockies, Diamondbacks and Dodgers and trail the division leading Colorado Rockies by 4 games. San Francisco is 11-19 on the road, 12-16 after a loss, 13-15 in divisional games and 18-21 as an underdog. Derek Holland will take the mound on Wednesday for the San Francisco Giants.
Holland is 2-6 on the season with a 4.73 ERA with 48 strikeouts over 53 1/3rd innings pitched. Brandon Belt leads the team in home runs, RBIs and runs with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 31 runs. San Francisco is averaging 4.06 runs per game which ranks 24th in the MLB. The Giants are allowing 4.89 runs per game which ranks 23rd in the MLB.
The Rockies are 29-25 overall and 10-12 at home. The Rockies have started to heat up and are one of only a few teams in the NL West that have been consistent on the season. They are four games above .500 and are in 1st place in the NL West and have a 1.5 game lead over the 2nd place Arizona Diamondbacks. Colorado is 10-12 at home, 15-13 after a win, 12-11 in divisional games and 12-16 as a favorite. Jon Gray will take the mound on Wednesday for the Colorado Rockies. Gray is 5-6 on the season with a 5.40 ERA with 71 strikeouts over 61 2/3rd innings pitched.
Charlie Blackmon leads the team in home runs and runs with 12 home runs and 41 runs. Trevor Story leads the team in RBIs with 38. Colorado is averaging 4.07 runs per game which ranks 22nd in the MLB. The Rockies are allowing 4.46 runs per game which ranks 18th in the MLB.
The Rockies win a game involving teams heading in opposite directions.
The San Francisco Giants started the season off strong and even won Opening Day against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers with Ty Blach pitching, but have now faded and have lost 9 of their last 12. The Rockies on the other hand started the season off slower, but have since started to play a lot better winning four of their last five and have taken over 1st place in the division. I look for that trend to continue in this game as I see the Rockies winning. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.
Pick: Colorado Rockies -180 for 2 units