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The Colorado Rockies will be looking for another win as they take on the San Francisco Giants this Wednesday. The Rockies are currently 46-49 after losing to the Giants in their last game. Meanwhile, the Giants are 46-49 after beating the Rockies in their last game. Now, both teams will be looking to improve upon their respective records in this game.
Giants Look To Get Another Road Victory
The San Francisco Giants have only won 46 of their first 95 games. However, the team has continued to improve after such an abysmal start to the season. Despite the team’s poor record, the Giants have actually been decent away from home this season which has been a pleasant surprise. Specifically, the Giants are 26-23 on the road this season and will be looking to get another road win on Wednesday. Now, the Giants will turn to Shaun Anderson as the starting pitcher for this contest. He has been solid this season with a 3-2 record this season along with a 4.48 ERA.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 17, 2019
The San Francisco Giants are led by shortstop Brandon Crawford who was pretty solid last season. Last season, Crawford hit 14 home runs along with 54 RBIs. So far this season, Crawford has been awful as he only has a .239 batting average along with 40 RBIs in 95 games played. His struggles at the plate are a huge reason why the team’s offense has failed to generate any runs on a consistent basis so far this season. He will need to play a lot better if the Giants plan on winning this road game.
Arenado Looks To Carry The Rockies
The Colorado Rockies have only won 46 of their first 95 games. To make matters worse, the team enters this game after losing the first three games of the series against the Giants this week. To make matters worse, the Rockies have been practically eliminated from NL West contention already. Now, the Rockies will turn to Jon Gray as the starting pitcher for this contest. He has been solid this season with a 9-6 record along with a 3.83 ERA. The Rockies have struggled with their starting pitching this season as the team currently has the highest ERA for starting pitchers in the league. Now, Gray has the chance to potentially end that narrative.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 15, 2019
The Colorado Rockies are led by third baseman Nolan Arenado who has been tremendous over the last few seasons. Last season, Arenado hit 38 home runs along with 110 RBIs as he was an MVP candidate for the majority of the season. However, Arenado is also a magician in the field as he has won the Gold Glove Award at his position every season since 2013. So far this season, he has been fantastic as he has a .308 batting average along with 21 home runs and 70 RBIs.
- Rockies are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. National League West.
- Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Giants are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. National League West.
- Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Simply put, the Giants are the better overall team at this point in time and it is not even close. The Giants have been consistently solid on the road this season while the team has also dominated the Rockies in this series. The Rockies have been extremely inconsistent this season and are in the middle of a major slump so I can see them struggling once again on Wednesday. Give me the road team in this one.
Prediction: San Francisco Giants
Full-Game Total Pick
Since both of these teams possess below average pitching staffs, I have to lean to the over in this game. Furthermore, the Giants and the Rockies have the ability to put up at least seven runs in this baseball game so I think that this total is too low. I can see this game being somewhere in the realm of 8-7 so I will recommend the over in this game.
Prediction: Over 13.5