Colorado vs San Francisco MLB Odds Preview

Posted by Aaron . on May 4, 2016 in

On Thursday night, the Colorado Rockies open a four-game weekend set with the San Francisco Giants by the Bay. The Rockies (12-14) are in third place in the National League West and have dropped the first two games of their three-game series in San Diego, losing on Tuesday 6-3. The Giants (15-13) sit atop the NL West and have won three in a row, beating Cincinnati 3-1 on Tuesday night. Find out more about the latest MLB online sports betting odds here.

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Odds Preview

When: Thursday, May 5, 10:15pm Eastern time
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
TV: RTRM, CSBA
Radio: KTRB 860 AM San Francisco
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Chris Rusin (1-0, 1.69 ERA) (COL) vs Matt Cain (0-3, 7.00 ERA) (SF)

 

 

Why should you bet on Colorado?

Matt Cain is not the solid ace that he was a few years ago, and the Rockies have been starting to show that in their offensive performance against him. Charlie Blackmon (.353, 1 HR, 2 RBI in 17 AB), D.J. LeMahieu (.333, 1 HR, 2 RBI in 18 AB), Gerardo Parra (.348, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 46 AB) and Mark Reynolds (.500 average in 4 AB) have all put up solid numbers against Cain.

Why should you put your money on the Giants?

Matt Cain is still struggling to find his stuff and strengthen his arm, but he did throw 108 pitches on Saturday in his start against the Mets, which was a solid sign. His ERA this year is still gargantuan, but in 36 lifetime starts against the Rockies, he has gone 17-9 with a 3.41 ERA. The Giants get to face Chris Rusin on the hill for the Rockies, and Brandon Crawford, Matt Duffy and Kelby Tomlinson have all taken him deep in their careers. The Giants have been scoring in the clutch lately, scratching out comeback wins in their first two tilts against the Reds, and those sorts of runs build confidence and momentum.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Despite his big ERA, I think that Cain can manage the Rockies’ offense, which has sputtered during their recent slide. I’m predicting a 5-1 San Francisco win.