MLB Betting Picks June 24 – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants

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The Colorado Rockies had a chance to trim their deficit in the NL West during a series against the first place Dodgers over the weekend.

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Instead, they limp north after getting swept and look to get back in the win column Monday in the opener of a three-game set against the last place San Francisco Giants. Drew Pomeranz gets the nod for the home team and will attempt to continue his mastery. He’s never lost to the Rockies in five career games against them. Colorado counters with righty Jon Gray live on ESPN. You can bet the game at BookMaker.eu.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants

Date and Time: Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:05 p.m. ET

Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA

Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Drew Pomeranz

Opening MLB Odds: Colorado -140, San Francisco +120, O/U 8.5

Rockies at Giants TV Coverage: ESPN

Odds Analysis

Both teams got roughed up by the Dodgers last week so they can compare notes. The Rockies dropped all three on walk-off homers a series after the Giants lost three of four to LA getting outscored 27-10 in the defeats. I guess there’s no shame in losing to the best team in the Majors. It’s LA and everybody else in the NL West and the Rockies will attempt to prevent SF from gaining ground on them. Colorado has the second-highest team batting average in MLB and scores 5.6 runs per game, but they had little success in their first trip to Oracle Park.

The Giants took three of four when the clubs met in the Bay Area in April, holding the Rockies to a total of eight runs. SF wasn’t much better plating nine runs in the four games. Most recently the teams split a pair of games at Coors Field with the Giants scoring 25 runs. Pomeranz is 2-0 lifetime against Colorado while Gray has never beaten the Giants in seven lifetime starts.

Probable Pitchers

Coming off a strong outing in Arizona, Jon Gray ( 7-5, 4.18 ERA ) goes in search of his first win against San Francisco. Gray allowed six hits and one earned run over 6.0 innings to beat the D-Backs. He’s pitched into the sixth in each of his four June starts compiling a 3-1 record with a 3.28 ERA. It’s been hit or miss for Gray who has given up at least three earned in seven of his last 11 starts. However, twice in that span he’s pitched shutout ball.

Gray pitched well enough at Oracle in April to get that breakthrough victory over the Giants, giving up just a solo homer among five hits in 6.2 frames. He got zero run support and the solo homer was enough to saddle the righty with the tough-luck 1-0 loss. He is 7-2 since that game with the Rockies winning nine of his past 14 starts.

There’s one reason why Drew Pomeranz ( 2-7, 7.09 ERA ) is pitching, and that’s because of the success he’s had against Colorado. He’s been inconsistent all season surrendering seven earned in 4.1 innings in a loss to the Dodgers his last time out. That came after two consecutive five-inning shutout starts. He’s given up at least seven earned runs in three of his previous seven starts

Pomeranz has never had an outing like that against Colorado. He was effective earlier this year yielding four hits and two runs in 5.0 innings, though he didn’t figure in the decision in a game the Giants won 3-2. The lefty should be confident knowing that he’s 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in five career games, including three starts, against Colorado.


Injury Report

The loss of Trevor Story with a thumb injury is a big one for Colorado. Not only does it take one of the best players off the field, it leaves a gaping hole in the middle of the batting order. Story was hitting close to .300 with 17 homers before going on the shelf and the Rox are 1-3 in his absence. He’s also a quality defensive player, so the Rockies are getting the double whammy. They scored nine runs total against the Dodgers, two-and-a-half runs per game below their season average. Rookie Brendan Rodgers has filled in, and he went hitless in 10 at-bats against the Dodgers.

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Colorado was in a bad place when the teams met in San Francisco back in April. The Rox lost the first three games falling to 3-12. They turned things around in the fourth game of that series, starting a run that has them at 37-25, including the sweep in LA. It’s hard to ignore the numbers Pomeranz has put up against Colorado, but he’s struggled for the most part this season. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon were rested Sunday and getting those guys back in the lineup refreshed will be the difference in a Rockies victory.


MLB Score Prediction: Rockies 5, Giants 2

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