MLB Betting Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants – Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Oracle Stadium in San Francisco, CA.
When: Monday June 24, 2019 at 10:15 PM ET
Spread: San Francisco Giants -156
National League West rivals are set to wrap up a three-game series on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco.
The Giants are Colorado Rockies are in two very different places in the National League standings, and the series opener went that way.
Colorado came into San Francisco and escaped with a 2-0 win in game one of the series, and will try to win the series finale as well.
Colorado snapped a brief three game losing streak with a win on Monday night, but the Rockies still have some work to do. The Rockies enter Tuesday night with a record of 41-37, but are still more than a dozen games out of first place.
San Francisco is buried in last place in the National League West with a record of 33-44. The Giants will be sellers at the trade deadline.
The Giants are -156 moneyline favorites over the Rockies in the series finale.
Giants Have No Power
San Francisco has hit just 70 home runs this season, which is one of the lowest totals in the National League. Kevin Pillar is the only Giants player in double digits and he leads the team with 10 bombs.
Pillar also leads the team with a .253 batting average, which says a lot for the Giants lineup. San Francisco has traded away a ton of talent in recent seasons and it is affecting them in 2019.
Not only has the offense been struggling this season for the Giants, but the starting rotation is largely a mess as well. Jeff Samardzija will make the start for San Francisco in the series finale, and he is looking to turn things around.
Samardzija is just 4-6 with a 4.23 earned run average this season, and he knows that he will need to be sharp in this game. The Giants do have a very formidable bullpen, but it’s been a struggle for them to get early leads.
Marquez On Mound For Rockies
The Rockies will not have a struggling starter on the mound in this game, as German Marquez will take the ball. Marquez has put up really solid numbers this season, especially with half of his starts coming at Coors Field.
The young right hander brings a 7-3 record into this game to go along with a 4.32 earned run average. He should fare well against a struggling Giants lineup in this game.
Colorado has a very strong lineup, but scoring runs away from Coors Field is sometimes an issue for this team. Third baseman Nolan Arenado leads the team with 19 home runs and 62 runs batted in, and gets on base close to 40% of the time.
Charlie Blackmon has returned from injury and is leading the team with a .330 batting average. If the Rockies can get about four runs then that should be enough to win the series finale.
Colorado Wins Series Finale
The San Francisco Giants just aren’t a very good team this season, and winning any game is a challenge for them. Colorado has the ability to put up a ton of runs, and the Giants just can’t keep up. Look for the Rockies to leave San Francisco with a big win. Bet the Colorado Rockies +146 over the San Francisco Giants.