San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies MLB Lines Preview
When you regularly bet on baseball, you probably look for match-ups that present an opportunity to make some easy money. What you often find is that what looks great on paper is not necessarily such a sure thing when the games get played. One series that looks like a good betting proposition is the one between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies, a pair of teams heading in totally different directions. The first of the 4 games in the series is set for Friday night in Colorado.
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies MLB Lines Preview & TV Info
Time: Friday, 8:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver
National TV: none
Opening line: Giants -110, Rockies +100 (10)
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The Giants (22-18) are coming off a stretch of games where they really struggled to score. That all seems to be a thing of the past now, though, as they have won 5 straight games and scored 30 runs in the process. They have now taken their run differential into the positive figures (+6) and are starting to look like a team that is ready to seriously challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West. They have the chance to sweep the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, and have yet to give up a run through the opening 2 games of that series. A sweep there would certainly set them up nicely for 4 games against the division cellar dwellers. Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 5.31 ERA) will take to the mound for the Giants on Friday. Vogelsong has shown a return to form of late, going unbeaten (2-0) in his last 3 starts.
The Colorado Rockies (14-23) finally has some reason to celebrate last week when they finally snapped an 11-game losing streak with a win over the Dodgers. Rather than using that win as a chance to catch fire, the Rockies have gone 3-4 since then, including being 1-2 in their current series with the Philadelphia Phillies. As if the situation in Colorado weren’t dire enough, there are now rumors that Troy Tulowitzki wants out of town, although he and the team GM are both vehemently denying the reports. A strong outing against the World Champions could help calm things down a little, but the odds are really not in the favor of that happening. Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 6.70 ERA) will start for Colorado. Kendrick was desperately unlucky to take the loss in his last outing, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers.
Key Online MLB Betting Trends
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games at home
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
I have said before that I am always wary of potential “lock” games, as those are the ones that tend to blow up in your face. That said, the Giants are rolling right now, and look as though they should have no problem winning this one.