Colorado Rockies (81-65) vs San Francisco Giants (68-79)Date : 09/16/2018
Time : 4:05 PM ET
Location : AT&T Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
The Giants will welcome back the Rockies to game 3. The Rockies are in first place of the NL West division while the Giants are trying to dig themselves out of this losing streak. Game 3 starts at 4:05 PM ET.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies are gaining more confidence each and every game. They are starting to believe that they are able to win the NL West division for the first time in franchise history. Playing against the Giants would give them the opportunity to extend the lead on top of the division and start this nine-game road trip on the right foot. The Rockies will have to take full advantage because after the series with the Giants they will have to play the Dodgers on the road, a team where the Rockies lost to earlier this month. The Rockies are 40-32 when playing on the road this season.
Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado have been on a tear for the Rockies both putting up MVP caliber numbers. Story has 33 homers while Arenado has 34 and 100 RBIs, he became the 4th straight third baseman to put up those numbers. If these two batters can remain hot on the plate a playoffs spot is guaranteed for them when the regular season is over. The Giants will have a hard time dealing with these two batters who have been playing really well as of late.
Probable Pitcher: Antonio Senzatela, he allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He is 4-6 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 56/25 K/BB ratio in 20 appearances (10 starts). He will face the Giants on the road in his next start on Sunday.
San Francisco Giants's Latest Performance :
The Giants cannot catch a break, they will have to go up against a Colorado team who saved their best baseball until September. The only thing the Giants can do for their home crowd is to play with effort. The chances of the Giants making the playoffs is zero to none so the least the Giants can do is to keep the game close and show the fans what to look forward to coming into next season. It is tough to see a team who has shown promises of playing really well have to go back to the drawing broad because the team that they have assembled did not work out the way they have planned. For the Giants to pick up a win against the Rockies at home they will have to do it collectively and know that their fans have their back no matter what the result is.
Probable Pitcher: Dereck Rodriguez, he allowed only two runs in 6 1/3 innings thrown in a loss against the Braves on Monday. Despite the Giants not doing too well at the moment he still remains one of the bright spots on the team. He has a 2.44 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 103 1/3 innings. He returns to the mound on Sunday against the Rockies.
How Colorado Rockies & San Francisco Giants Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West.
Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Against The Spread Selection: Colorado Rockies
My reason for the pick :
The Rockies offense will be too much for the Giants to handle as they will sweep the series on the road extending their lead on top of the NL West division. Nolan and Story will remain hot on the plate as they prepare themselves for the Dodgers in the next series. For the Giants, they will get to play against the Padres where they will be looking for their first win in 14 games.
The Rockies to beat the Giants in game 3 on the road.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for San Francisco Giants:
- Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning record.