Giants vs. Rockies Game 1 Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies, 7/15/2019 Predictions & Odds

Despite being six games under .500 and 17.5 games back in the NL West, the Giants have surprisingly won eight of their last 10 games. Are they a good play as an underdog today in Game 1 of their double header with the Rockies?

Game Snapshot & Odds

971 San Francisco Giants (+174) at 972 Colorado Rockies (-189); 13 runs

Monday, July 15, 2019

2:10 p.m. ET, Coors Field, Denver, CO

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Rockies to beat the Giants on the moneyline.

San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and a pair of runs scored to propel the Giants to an 8-3 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Belt walloped a go-ahead solo homer to right field off Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth inning. It was his first long ball since June 27, a span of 12 games. He also singled in the seventh and walked in the eighth. The 31-year-old veteran has settled nicely into the leadoff spot for the Giants in recent weeks, which should help his counting stats moving forward. He's hitting .240/.364/.424 with 51 runs scored, 11 home runs, 34 RBI and three stolen bases in 349 plate appearances this season.

Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin

Ryan McMahon went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored as the Rockies outlasted the Reds 10-9 on Sunday. McMahon had three of the Rockies' 14 hits and plated three of their 10 runs with a two-run double in the first inning and a run-scoring triple in the fifth. He also singled in the game, falling a homer short of the cycle. The 24-year-old has emerged from the competition and moved into a basically everyday role in the Rockies' infield, hitting .264/.336/.412 with seven homers and two steals in 74 games. Despite not producing big numbers to this point, a starting job and a spot in the middle of the Rockies' lineup is a sweet gig and makes him worth owning in most mixed leagues.

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The Giants have won eight of their last 10 games overall and are 5-1 in their last six road games.

Colorado

The Rockies are just 1-5 in their last six games following a win.

Prediction:

The Giants have been terrible at Coors Field, losing 40 of their last 58 games played in Colorado. They’re also just 2-7 in Jeff Samardzija’s last nine starts versus the Rockies and are 1-4 in his last five outings following a quality start in his last appearance. Meanwhile, the Rockies are 8-1 in German Marquez’s last nine home starts and have won five of his last seven outings versus NL West opponents.

The Pick: Colorado Rockies -1.5 (-125) Game 1

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