Every game over the course of the 162-game MLB season holds some level of importance. As the season progresses, though, the importance level begins to spike when you are talking about the teams that are still hanging around in the race for playoff positions. While beating the teams sitting ahead of you is considered to be the top priority, teams also know that they cannot afford to let up when they are going up against an opponent that is not going to be part of the playoff picture.
While those lesser teams may be out of it, they still like the idea of having an impact on the bigger picture, which usually comes when beating better teams on the schedule. The Colorado Rockies are coming off a disappointing series versus the Dodgers, but they started to put things right with a win over the Giants on Monday. They will be looking to build on that win today, but they are in as a 1 ½ run underdog on the road in San Francisco. The run total for this one has been set at 8.
Rockies vs Giants MLB Odds, Game Info & Analysis
- When: Tuesday, June 25 at 9:45 PM EST
- Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
- Starting Pitchers: Gonzalez vs. Bumgarner
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: KNBR 680
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants -160 (Total 8)
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies?
The reality for the Rockies, as well as all the other teams in the NL West, is that the chances of catching the LA Dodgers are getting slimmer with each passing day. Colorado went into last weekend with an opportunity to cut into the lead that the Dodgers hold, but they were rather unceremoniously brushed aside in a 3-game sweep.
The end result of all of that is that the Rockies are now 5-5 in their last 10 games and are now 12 games off the pace being set by the red-hot Dodgers. In fairness to Colorado, they bounced back nicely, coming up with a 2-0 win in the opening game of this series on Monday night. The good news for the Rockies is that they are a ½ game up in the Wild Card. They will have Chi Chi Gonzalez making his first start in this one.
- Runs: 2.66
- Hits: 4.51
- Walks: 1.44
- Strike Outs: 4.49
- Runs: 2.54
- Hits: 4.48
- Walks: 1.64
- Strike Outs: 3.97
Why bet on the San Francisco Giants?
With the loss to the Rockies on Monday night, the Giants have now lost back to back games to slip to 4-6 in their last 10 outings. This is a team that is now seeing their season slip away quickly, which makes you wonder if they will be in a selling mode when the trade deadline comes around. Overall this season, the Giants are a rather woeful 33-44.
There really isn’t any point talking about their current standing in the division and Wild Card race, as they are so far off the pace as to be totally irrelevant. They could still cause issues for Colorado, though, as they are 4-3 versus the Rockies in the regular season series. It will be Madison Bumgarner (3-7, 4.28 ERA) who will get the start here.
- Runs: 1.83
- Hits: 3.53
- Walks: 1.40
- Strike Outs: 4.13
- Runs: 2.40
- Hits: 4.12
- Walks: 1.57
- Strike Outs: 3.99
Rockies vs Giants MLB Betting Trends
- Rockies are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played on a Tuesday
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado’s last 8 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
- Giants are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games against an opponent in the National League
- Rockies are 331-452 against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997
- Giants are 29-20 against the money line in June games over the last 2 seasons
- Bumgarner is 15-8 when starting against Colorado with an ERA of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.226
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Rockies vs Giants
It has been almost 3 years since Gonzalez threw a pitch in the major leagues, which makes me more than a little nervous. That said, the Rockies can score and give him some serious run support. It may be nuts, but I am taking the Rockies and the OVER.
Score: Colorado Rockies 6 – San Francisco Giants 5