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MLB Betting Pick: San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies – April 21, 2017

San Francisco Giants

Two National League West teams will meet up on Friday for the first game of a three-game series. The San Francisco Giants will take on the Colorado Rockies. The road team, San Francisco is 6-10 on the season and last place in the division. The Giants are coming off a 2-0 loss on the road at Kansas City.

The Colorado Rockies are in first place in the National League West. Colorado is 10-6, which is tied with Arizona. The Rockies have split their six home game, but are coming off a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. These two teams just met, with the Rockies winning three out of four in Denver. The Colorado Rockies are -105 over the San Francisco Giants.

Rockies Looking to Stay Hot

Despite the Rockies loss at the end of the road trip to Los Angeles, the Colorado Rockies are still one of the hottest teams in the league. The offense for Colorado is loaded. Nolan Arenado is hitting .356 and leads the team with 6 bombs. Mark Reynolds is a great power hitter and leads the team with 12 runs batted in.

Colorado will trot Tyler Chatwood to the hill in this game. The 27-year-old from Fontana California is 1-2 on the season. In his most recent start; on the road at San Francisco, he was outstanding. He went 9 innings, and allowed just 2 hits, and walked just 1. Chatwood got 18 groundball outs in the win.

Giants Seeking Traction

The San Francisco Giants are seeking traction in 2017. Bruce Bochy and his squad are struggling to find out what they can hang their hat on. The Giants are hitting .233 as a team, and the team earned run average is 3.84. The Giants reached the postseason last year, despite falling to the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS.

Brandon Belt leads the team with 3 homeruns, but is hitting just .220. Brandon Crawford has 8 runs batted in but also hitting under .300. Joe Panik is the top hitter for San Francisco, with a .300 average. The Giants will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. Cueto has been good again, with three wins in three starts this season.

Giants Beat Rockies

Johnny Cueto is going to be the first starting pitcher to reach 4 wins. Cueto has a great staff and is coming off a solid start against the Rockies the last time. Sure, this game is in Denver, which is a hitters park, but he is going to keep the ball in the park. Cueto goes 7 innings, and the Giants win this game.

Chatwood was really good the first time, but you better believe San Francisco will be more prepared this time around against him. Look for the Giants to scrap together a couple runs, and Cueto shuts the Rockies down. In the end, the San Francisco Giants is the pick here. Bet on the San Francisco Giants +105 over the Colorado Rockies on Friday.