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Rockies vs Giants Odds, Lines and Pick (April 10)

Jordan Horrobin

by Jordan Horrobin in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 9, 2021 · 6:03 PM PDT

Buster Posey sliding into second base
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey is forced out at second base beneath Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story on a fielder's choice hit by Mauricio Dubon during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 9, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
  • The Rockies and Giants continue their three-game series at Oracle Park on Saturday, April 10, at 4:05 pm ET
  • Johnny Cueto led the Giants to a low-scoring win over the Rockies on Friday, the first meeting of the season for these clubs
  • For the odds, matchup analysis, and best bets, check out the article below

Strong pitching and limited offense ruled out in the Giants vs. Rockies opener on Friday, but Act II might be a bit kinder to both teams’ respective hitters. Chi Chi Gonzalez (5.13 ERA in his career) starts for the Rockies, while Logan Webb (5.35 ERA) gets the nod for the Giants.

Following Friday’s victory as money line favorites, the Giants see the line slide further in their direction for Saturday’s matchup.

Rockies vs Giants Odds

Team Moneyline Runline  Run Total at DraftKings
Colorado Rockies +160 +1.5 (-137) Over 8.5 (-115)
San Francisco Giants -190 -1.5 (+116) Under 8.5 (-106)

Odds as of April 9th.

About Last Night

The Giants had the perfect man on the mound for their home opener on Friday, as Johnny Cueto shimmied and twisted for 8.2 innings on his way to a dominant outing that yielded a 3-1 win.

The Rockies mustered just four hits, two of which came in the ninth, on a day that was all about the Giants’ dreadlocked veteran.

Of course, Cueto won’t be on the mound for the Giants on Saturday. And given that San Francisco’s offense didn’t look all that imposing against Colorado’s pitchers on Friday — three runs on five hits and seven walks — Game 2 figures to be a clean slate.

Rockies Career Stats vs Logan Webb

Charlie Blackmon 6 0 1 .333
C.J. Cron 0 0 0 .000
Elias Diaz 4 0 1 .000
Josh Fuentes 5 0 0 .200
Garrett Hampson 6 1 1 .667
Sam Hilliard 7 0 0 .143
Ryan McMahon 4 0 0 .500
Chris Owings 0 0 0 .000
Trevor Story 7 0 2 .429
Raimel Tapia 6 0 1 .500

Who’s Hot

From what little offense was produced Friday, Buster Posey did enough at the plate to stand out — as he has in other games this season.

The 2012 MVP is having a throwback start to the 2021 season, posting a 1.067 OPS so far through five games. That includes a 2-for-3 effort with a walk and a run scored on Friday.

Perhaps the Giants should consider moving Posey up in the lineup from sixth, where he’s batted three of the first six games.

Giants Career Stats vs Chi Chi Gonzalez

Brandon Belt 9 0 1 .111
Curt Casali 0 0 0 .000
Brandon Crawford 6 1 2 .500
Alex Dickerson 8 0 0 .625
Wilmer Flores 5 0 1 .400
Tommy La Stella 0 0 0 .000
Evan Longoria 8 0 0 .000
Buster Posey 3 0 0 .000
Austin Slater 3 0 0 .333
Donovan Solano 7 0 1 .286

Get To Know The Starters

Neither Chi Chi Gonzalez nor Logan Webb bring the kind of name recognition to the mound that we saw in Friday’s tilt. So here’s what you should know!

Gonzalez has two relief appearances this season, in which he has allowed three runs on five hits in five innings. So, basically the equivalent of one subpar start. He was out of the majors for 2017-18, and he has a 5.65 ERA in 87.2 innings since his return in 2019.

Webb has a smaller data set overall, but larger since his debut in 2019. He was a fourth-round pick by the Giants and has since underwhelmed, posting ERA totals above 5.00 in all of his seasons so far (though of course this season just began). He lasted 5.1 innings in his lone start this year, yielding seven runs and three hits. Meh.

This game isn’t about the starting pitchers. It’s about whether guys like Posey can continue to step up.

Pick: San Francisco Giants (-190)

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