|MLB Rockies vs. Giants Picks & Predictions for Thursday, September 20|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:10|
Rockies vs. Giants MLB Free Pick
DENVER, CO (ATS Consultants) – This is the final game of a four-game series. San Francisco goes for the four-game sweep. Jorge De La Rosa takes the mound for Colorado, while Barry Zito is on the hill for the Giants. The opening pitch starts at 3:45pmET from AT&T Park.
ODDS: The oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Giants as a -150 favorite over the Rockies. The total is 8 in most books. The Rockies come in with a 58-90 record and are 75-68 Over, while Giants are 86-63 overall and are 79-64 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Giants opened as a -170 favorite and moved to -150 in most
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 77% of public bettors favor the Giants. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Giants. According to the latest MLB trends, Rockies are 29-60 in their last 89 games as an underdog of +110 to +150, 30-66 in their last 96 vs. a team with a winning record, 17-38 in their last 55 road games vs. a team with a winning record, 15-36 in their last 51 games vs. a left-handed starter, 3-13 in their last 16 road games,3-14 in their last 17 games as an underdog, 1-10 in their last 11 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite, 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite, 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game, 14-3 in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400, 16-5 in their last 21 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5,8-3 in their last 11 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game,21-8 in their last 29 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 20-8 in their last 28 overall, 5-0 in Zito's last 5 starts as a favorite of -151 to -200 and 8-0 in Zito's last 8 starts. The San Francisco Giants, whose magic number to clinch the National League West is five, will try for their sixth straight victory over Colorado when they host the Rockies on Thursday. De La Rosa is pitching for the first time in over a year coming off elbow surgery. He should be limited to about 3-4 innings so this already gives the Giants an advantage. The Giants, who have a nine-game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers, are 13-4 against the Rockies in 2012 and have won 10 of the last 12 meetings. Zito has pitched well lately, going 2-0 in his last three starts with a 2.50 ERA.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -150