MLB Predictions: Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants

The Colorado Rockies (31-35) and San Francisco Giants (43-24) will open up a National League West series Friday night at AT&T Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants 

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki hasn't performed at a high level on the road
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t performed at a high level on the road

Colorado has won back-to-back games, including a 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves as +104 home underdogs Thursday, while going OVER the betting total of 9.5.  The Rockies are 57-116 all-time when playing in the Bay Area—their worst road record against any foe.  Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .234 on the road this season and is 2 for 19 in his last seven in San Francisco.  Colorado is 25-41 in June the last two-plus seasons.

Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (6-5, 4.04 ERA) has dropped back-to-back efforts, including a 6-1 home defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers last time out—allowing five runs and four hits over 5.1 innings of work.  The left-hander is 3-3 with a 4.54 ERA in six road games, with opposing hitters batting .226 against him.  De La Rosa has compiled a forgettable 0-4 record and 8.59 ERA in his last five starts at this ballpark.

San Francisco snapped a three-game losing streak by picking up a 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals as -149 home favorites Thursday afternoon, while going OVER the betting total for the fifth time in six affairs.  The Giants have been led offensively by outfielder Michael Morse over the last 17 games, as he’s hitting .349 in that span.  San Francisco is 8-6 as home favorites of -125 to -150, with the UNDER going 8-6 in that situation.

Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (5-4, 4.97 ERA) has led the club to three wins in his last four outings, including a 6-4 triumph at home over the New York Mets—giving up three runs and six hits over six innings of work.  The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in eight home appearances, with opposing hitters batting .252 against him.  Lincecum has tallied a 5-5 record and 3.44 ERA in 13 starts versus the Rockies at this venue.

Sports bettors will likely back the Giants due to their 6-2 record in their last eight games versus division opponents.

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