Rockies vs. Giants Friday Prediction
After combining for just a single run in their series-opener on Thursday night, will the Rockies and Giants cash another under for bettors when they meet at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:15 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Rockies to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin
Garrett Hampson went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in the Rockies loss to the Giants on Thursday. Hampson singled in the second and fifth innings, respectively, against Giants’ starter Jeff Samardzija. He was the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal effort for the Rockies’ offense, which was shut out for the third time this season. The 24-year-old utility infielder has gotten off to an ice-cold start at the plate this season, hitting .152/.147/.152 with nine strikeouts and zero walks in 34 plate appearances. There’s no way to sugarcoat his struggles offensively and perhaps the most alarming development from a fantasy perspective is that he hasn’t run at all in the few times he's actually been on-base. Fantasy owners in all mixed leagues need to start looking for alternatives.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Kevin Pillar homered for the third time in his last four games to power the Giants to a 1-0 win over the Rockies on Thursday. Pillar shattered a scoreless tie with a go-ahead, 414-foot solo shot -- his third long-ball of the season -- to left-center field off Rockies’ starter Jon Gray in the seventh inning. The 30-year-old outfielder’s metamorphosis into a pure slugger since being acquired from the Blue Jays earlier this month simply defies all conventional logic. If everything was logical, the world would be extremely boring. Fantasy owners in deeper formats should enjoy this wild ride for as long as it lasts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies have lost five of Chad Bettis’ last seven starts overall and are just 1-4 in his last five road outings.
The Giants are 1-4 against the Rockies in Bett’s last five starts.
I’m pretty sure I’m 0-for-the-season in Giants games, unless I take the under. Might as well go back to the well tonight. The Rockies have struggled on the road against left-handers for years and Drew Pomeranz has looked sharp in the early going. As they displayed again last night, the Giants have one of the worst offenses in baseball despite possessing the names Buster Posey, Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt in their lineup. Throw in the fact that Oracle Park is one the most pitcher-friendly stadiums in the nation and the under is the best play on the board tonight.
The Pick: Rockies/Giants UNDER 8