Unfortunately, much of the focus on the MLB at the moment is on the number of coronavirus cases and the postponement of games due to that issue. For now, the league is saying that things will continue and that they will find a way to make up the games already lost, but this is very much a fluid situation that could potentially change from day to day. All that we can do as fans and bettors is focus on the games that re going to be played, of which there are still plenty. We are going to look at the 4-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies, which will start in Colorado on Monday night. Let’s see if we can deliver some winning picks over the next 4 days so can wager on their MLB betting odds.
San Francisco Giants Vs Colorado Rockies Betting Preview
- Money Lines: Giants+105 / Rockies-125
- Total: O 13 -140
- Giants Vs Rockies Live: ESPN, MLB Network, TBS
- When: Monday, August 3 at 8:40 p.m. ET
- Where: Coors Field, Denver, CO
Game 1 – Tuesday
This was not a matchup that went particularly well for Colorado last season, as they were just 7-12 in their 19 games against the Giants. It was very much a down year for the Rockies, but there are some early signs that they are going to bounce back. Colorado leads the NL West with a 6-2 record and come into this series on the heels of back to back wins. The Giants are 5-5 and have gone 2-2 on the road. Johnny Cueto starts game 1 for the Giants. He has gone 0-0 with a 5.87 ERA this season. He will be up against Chi Chi Gonzalez, who is making his first start of the season. He went 2-6 with a 5.29 ERA last season. Slight edge to the Giants in Game 1.
Game 2 – Tuesday
Now that we have a basic idea of how these teams are doing this season and what went down between them last year, the focus for the remaining 3 games need to be on the pitching matchups. Kevin Gausman will be on the mound for the Giants, coming in with an 0-0 record and an ERA of 5.40. The Rockies look like a very good bet for the second game of the series, as they have a definite edge in pitching. German Marquez has looked great to start the year, going 1-1 with a 1.53 ERA. I am all over the Rockies to win Game 2 on Tuesday
Game 3 – Wednesday
Here is where things begin to get a little tricky when it comes time to make picks, as the Giants are still undecided as to who will start Game 3 and 4. We do know that Jon Gray will start for the Rockies on Wednesday, and while he has yet to pick up his first win of the season, you have to say that he is a little unlucky to be in that position. He has pitched 10.1 innings of ball and has an ERA of just 2.61. I like him to get his first win of the season on Wednesday.
Game 4 – Thursday
It’s an afternoon game on Thursday and another one that the Rockies look to have the edge in. Again, we don’t yet know who will start for the Giants, but it will be Kyle Freeland in the mound for the Rockies, and he has been fantastic to start the year. Freeland is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and will look to keep things rolling on Thursday.
- Pick: Series Prediction – Rockies take 3 of 4