Colorado at San Francisco MLB Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Peter Boysen on April 14, 2017 in

The Colorado Rockies (7-4) continue a weekend series in San Francisco against the Giants (4- 7) on Saturday afternoon. The Rockies opened the series with a 3-1 win on Thursday night thanks to a two-run blast by Trevor Story and a five-hitter by five Colorado pitchers combined. Can the Rockies continue beating the Giants in the MLB odds?

Colorado at San Francisco MLB Betting Odds & Preview

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 4:05pm ET
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Radio: Colorado / San Francisco
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MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants at -133
Pitching Matchup: Tyler Chatwood (0-2, 6.35 ERA) (COL) vs Matt Moore (1-1, 2.70 ERA) (SF)

Why should you bet on the Rockies?

So far this young season, the Rockies are showing that timely hitting, sharp relief work and defense are what carry teams. Despite facing Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, the Rockies simply went to work at the plate, as Story’s blast was the difference. However, the Rockies also lost their starter, Jon Gray, to a toe injury early in the game, and it took the whole bullpen to seal the win, but the Rockies came through. That sort of clutch play can become contagious and propel teams on lengthy runs. With another solid lefty on the mound for San Francisco on Saturday, the Rockies have their work cut out for them, but if Chatwood keeps his pitches down, the Rockies have a chance.

Why should you put your money on the Giants?

The only Colorado batter with more than eight career at-bats against Matt Moore, who came over from Tampa Bay in a trade last year, is Mark Reynolds, who has hit just .154 in 13 trips to the plate. Since he came to the Bay Area last year, Moore has gone 5-0 in his last five starts at AT&T Park, posting a 1.59 ERA. The Giants also get to see Tyler Chatwood on the mound for Colorado, who has solid stuff but has a habit of leaving some fat pitches out over the plate at just the wrong time. Gorkys Hernandez (.667 career average against Chatwood), Aaron Hill (.500), Nick Hundley (.500), and Joe Panik (.333) will all be glad to see Chatwood’s name on the lineup sheet.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like what Colorado has going on so far this season, but I don’t see them beating both of San Francisco’s solid lefthanders in the same series. I predict a 4-2 Giants win.