Giants vs. Rockies Wednesday Pick
The San Francisco Giants are banged-up, struggling, and now face a series sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies. Will the visitors avoid the sweep tonight when they face the host Rockies at 8:40 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:40 p.m. ET, Coors Field
TV: SF (NBCSBA); COL (ATTR)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -175 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Giants' Holland pitched well in last start vs. Cubs
Derek Holland pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday afternoon, allowing just three runs (two earned) on five hits over his six-plus frames. The left-hander punched out six on the day while issuing two walks. After allowing an RBI single to Anthony Rizzo in the first inning, he kept the Cubs off the board until Ben Zobrist's two-run double in the seventh. Now 2-6 on the season, Holland will carry a 4.73 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 48/22 ratio into a disastrous matchup against the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday. He's an NL-only option at best these days.
Rockies' Gray allows four runs in win over Reds
Jon Gray narrowly picked up a win after allowing four runs in six innings Friday against the Reds. Mike Dunn, Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis protected a one-run lead the rest of the way. Gray's ERA is a disappointing 5.40, but his peripherals are sparkling, especially considering that he's a Coors Field pitcher. He struck out eight tonight and has a 71/16 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 7-20 in their last 27 games in Denver and are 1-6 in their last seven games overall.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last five games and have won eight of Gray's last nine starts when pitching on Wednesday.
Holland has actually pitched pretty well for the Giants, which is a complete surprise. I thought he'd be out of the starting rotation by now but San Francisco is one of the most banged-up teams in the league so he could wind up finishing the year in the rotation. The under is 4-0 in Holland's last four starts, is 4-0 in his last four road outings and has also cashed in five of Gray's last six starts. I know it's Coors and I know the Rockies are swinging hot bats but I see this game still falling under tonight.
The Pick: Giants/Rockies under 11