The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants open a three-game NL West series at Oracle Park in San Francisco, so here’s the best Rockies vs. Giants betting pick along with the latest team stats, news, and betting trends.
According to MyBookie Sportsbook, the Giants are -185 home favorites for Tuesday night’s clash. The Rockies are +165 moneyline underdogs with a total of 7.5 runs. These two foes meet for Game 7 of their 19-game regular-season series, and the Giants won five of their previous six encounters with the Rockies.
Colorado hopes to stop its four-game slide
The Colorado Rockies just got swept by the Atlanta Braves in a four-game home set. They fell to 23-31 on the season, and the Rockies will play their next seven games on the road, meeting San Francisco and San Diego in the process.
Colorado has struggled a lot over the last few weeks. The Rockies haven’t won two straight games since May 5 and are 6-15 in their previous 21 games overall. Their pitching staff has recorded a horrible 6.29 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and .286 batting average against in the last 14 outings.
German Marquez will take the mound Tuesday at Oracle Park. The 27-year-old right-hander is arguably the worst pitcher in baseball this season. He holds a 1-5 record, 6.71 ERA, 5.10 FIP, and 1.62 WHIP across 55 innings of work (ten starts). Over his last three showings, Marquez has surrendered a whopping 15 earned runs on 24 hits through 17 frames.
San Francisco searches for its second straight win
The 29-24 San Francisco Giants have been a hit-or-miss lately, going 5-5 in their previous ten outings. Last Sunday, they beat Miami 5-1 to tie a four-game road series against the Marlins and finish their ten-game road trip on a high note.
The Giants’ pitching staff continues with its shaky performance. Over the last couple of weeks, it has registered a pedestrian 5.07 ERA to go with a 1.27 WHIP and .253 batting average against. On the other side of the ball, the Jints have slashed .246/.322/.467 during that span. They’ve launched 23 home runs in their last 13 games.
Carlos Rodon will take the hill Tuesday, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.44 ERA, 2.50 FIP, 1.25 WHIP, and 70/21 K/BB ratio in ten starts (55 innings) in 2022. The 29-year-old southpaw is only 0-3 with a 6.30 ERA in his previous four appearances. His last win came against the Rockies on May 9 when Rodon fanned 12 across six frames of a two-run ball.
- 6-15 in the last 21 games overall
- 2-9 in the last 11 games on the road
- 2-6 in German Marquez’s last eight starts
- 5-1 in six games against the Rockies in 2022
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick
I won’t overthink this duel because of German Marquez. The Rockies’ righty will have a good game eventually, but until that happens, I’m just backing German’s opponents. The current Giants have just 32 hits in 119 at-bats against Marquez, but the vast majority came in 2021 when German went 0-4 with a 13.81 ERA in four starts against San Francisco.
Since he whiffed 12 Rockies in May, Carlos Rodon hasn’t recorded a win, so this game looks like a perfect chance for the Giants to add one in the win column.
Pick: Take San Francisco Giants at -185
I’m a bit surprised by a 7.5-run line given German Marquez’s form. Also, the Rockies’ bullpen has been a complete disaster in the last ten days, compiling a 5.36 ERA, 4.63 FIP, .310 BABIP, and 1.12 HR/9.
On the other side, the Giants’ relievers have registered a 4.14 ERA, 4.19 FIP, .269 BABIP, and 1.22 H/9 over the last ten days of action. Oracle Park ranks fifth in ESPN’s MLB Park Factors, so I have to bet on the over.
Pick: Go over 7.5 runs at -110