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(5-2) San Francisco Giants vs. (3-3) Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Tyler Chatwood
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -120, Rockies +111
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The NL West is going to be a lot more competitive if the Rockies can keep up their respectable play over the course of the season. They have certainly been one of the best “stories” of the young season and are always fun to watch.
San Francisco certainly looks like they will challenge in this even year. I know the sample size is ridiculously small but they are off to a good start.
San Francisco Giants
I am not saying they are the best but the Giants might be the most complete team in the NL, the scales tipped in their favour by how much experience this group has.
So far they are off to a good start, winning both of their first two series and taking the early pole position over the Dodgers by taking three of four over the weekend. So far the offense has been gangbusters.
They are second in home runs and scoring more than 6 runs per game.
The pitching has been good too but they are hoping for more from Samardzija than what they got in his first start.
This team is all about efficiency and he will have to get to the program, something that might be a tad difficult given the venue for this contest.
However, he is a rare pitcher who has not been intimidated by the Humidor.
He has only made a couple of starts at Coors but his ERA is 1.88. It can be as much about mindset in that park.
When the Rox traded Tulo the assumption was that they would have to suffer through a couple of seasons with Jose Reyes.
Alas he might be going to jail opening up an opportunity for Trevor Story, and the rest is history.
Story has been insane to start the season, single-handedly pushing the Rockies to the top of the HR list. He has seven among just 9 hits overall.
Once Nolan Arenado gets going they could have the best left side of the infield in the NL.
Any long term improvement for this team is going to come from the mound.
Through one start Tyler Chatwood has been the most impressive of the Rockies starters, limiting a pretty good Diamondbacks team to just one run.
I wish he got a few more strikeouts as that is the best way to avoid too much damage in Colorado. Sustainability of their .500 record is going to be tough if their bullpen isn’t better.
Rookie Miguel Castro, who they also got from Toronto, has looked good.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in SF last 8 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in COL last 8 Tue. games.
- Over is 6-2 in COL last 8 games following a win.
- Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
Coors Field is always an X factor when handicapping. Sure it increases offense in general but all of the oddsmakers know that and some of the averages are killed by those inevitable 12-9 games.
Samardzija has shown in the past that he is not phased by the environment and the Giants are the favourite, and justifiably so.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rockies
I think the Rox will be the better value on Tuesday night. Samardzija is hardly in a groove and visiting Colorado, against a more dangerous than expected lineup, is not exactly the best situation get behind him.
Plus it is still early in the season to the separation between these teams may not be as great as predicted. The day off before the opener helps the Rox who look to build off their first home win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 6 – San Francisco 4
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