MLB Predictions: San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

The San Francisco Giants (28-17) and Colorado Rockies (25-20) will open up a National League West series Tuesday night at Coors Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies 

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner has won three consecutive outings
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner has won three consecutive outings

San Francisco went 4-3 on its recently completed seven-game homestand, which ended with a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins as -164 favorites Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.  The Giants will likely be led by outfielder Hunter Pence offensively, considering he’s 4-for-7 in his career against Tuesday’s opposing starter.  San Francisco is 5-0 in its last five road games versus left-handed starters, with the UNDER going on a 6-2-1 run in that situation.

Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (5-3, 3.25 ERA) has picked up wins in his last three trips to the mound, including a 10-4 home victory over the Atlanta Braves last time out, as he allowed four runs and seven hits over five frames.  The left-hander is 3-1 with a 1.39 ERA in five road appearances—issuing six walks and striking out 36 batters in 32.1 combined frames.  In 17 career games versus the Rockies, Bumgarner has compiled a 8-6 record and 3.19 ERA.

Colorado has alternated wins and losses over its last four contests, as it looks to build off a 8-6 victory over the San Diego Padres as -174 home favorites Sunday, while going OVER the betting total for the second consecutive affair.  The Rockies have won all seven of their home series this season, with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki being the main offensive threat in the lineup—leading the NL with 13 home runs.  Colorado is 8-3 in its last 11 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150.

Rockies starting pitcher Franklin Morales (3-3, 5.40 ERA) has dropped back-to-back efforts, including a 5-1 road defeat to the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he gave up four runs and eight hits over five innings of work.  The left-hander is 1-1 with a 5.89 ERA in three home outings, with opposing hitters batting .297 against him.  In 18 lifetime appearances (four starts) versus the Giants, Morales is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA.

Sports bettors will likely play the total in this affair, as the UNDER is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings in this series at this venue.

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