The Colorado Rockies will face the San Francisco Giants in the late game on Friday evening. It’s a game that starts a series that will take each team to the All-Star break. Heading into that break, it will be the Giants that have a pennant race on their mind. They are 47-40 on the season and in the thick of things in both the NL West and the NL Wild Card picture. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies are just 33-55 and it would take something amazing to see the teams playing important games later this summer or in the early fall.

Rockies vs Giants: splits calculator

The home-and-away splits in this game favor the Giants. They are 24-21 when hosting while the Rockies are 13-31 on the road. If you compiled those splits, it would imply a ratio of 55-34 in San Francisco’s favor.

The Rockies will send Austin Gomber to the mound. He is a left-hander with a 6.64 ERA. San Francisco is 13-8 against the southpaws this season. You have to wonder how long Gomber will last in this game.

The Giants sent Ross Stripling to the mound. He has a high ERA as well at 6.51. He doesn’t stay in games very long at all, with just three starts where he completed five innings this season.

Colorado at San Francisco: both teams cold

Each of these teams is struggling with recent trends. Each enters Friday at 3-7 in their last ten games. But this is the first time in a while that the Giants will be facing one of the absolute bottom dwellers in Major League Baseball. They should find that the Rockies don’t have as much resistance relative to what they’ve been seeing lately. You have to like ‘cisco’s chances on the moneyline at -165 with bet365.

Given the pitching situation, you have to like the “Alternative 5 Innings Line” with the same firm for a prop bet. The home-team giants are -0.5 at -120. Both teams start bad pitchers in terms of starts but San Francisco’s history with their starter is that he’s on a very short leash. Stripling is the pitcher you can have more confidence in.

Recommendations: (1) Giants to win a -165 (2) Giants cover -0.5 after 5 innings at -120

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