June 26, 2017
There is one pick today.
Take Colorado Rockies (+118) on the ML against San Francisco Giants risking 3% to win 3.54%.
(Marquez and Samardzija must start for wager to have action)
Tonight's matchup is a battling between struggling teams, however, there may not be a team in the league that is colder than the San Francisco Giants at the moment. They come into this contest having lost 12 of their last 13 games and are currently 23 games under .500 on the season. They are also the first team in the league to have 50 or more losses on the season. It's a safe bet to say that the Giants will likely miss the playoff this season and we wouldn't be surprised if that reality is slowing sinking into the players on this team and that will only likely at to their struggles on the field.
The Colorado Rockies have spent most of the season atop the NL West, however their recent 4 game slide, coupled with the LA Dodgers red-hot stretch has dropped them to third in the standings. That being said, Colorado is a team that is certainly capable of bouncing back and it's only a matter of time before their snap out of their recent funk. A matchup with a team that is struggling just as much (if not more) is likely just the thing for Colorado to get back into the win column.
The pitching matchup in this contest is also a tale of two players as German Marquez is slated to toe the rubber opposite of Jeff Samardzija. Marquez is quietly having a solid season for himself and comes into this contest 5-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.358 WHIP. He has pitched brilliantly over his last 3 starts however, going 1-0 with a very respectable 1.93 ERA with 10 strikeouts in his last 14 innings of work. Meanwhile, Samardzija has not fared as well. He is 2-9 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.155 WHIP over 898 innings this season. Over his last 3 starts, his production has gotten worse as he is 0-2 with a 6.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 19 innings of work.
The Giants have had a tough time getting anything going as of late and as the season dwindles down, it appears that they have simply been going through the motions on the field. With not much to play for other than pride, it makes it extremely difficult to back this team, even if they did start playing competitive baseball. The Rockies still have a lot to play for as they are right in the thick of the NL West race. They need to continue to pile up the wins in order to keep pace with the Dodgers at the moment. Colorado has been fantastic on the road this season, going 25-16 away from home and should be able to mount enough offense to come away with the win in this series opener. The fact that Colorado are listed as underdogs in this contest, shows a ton of value in this contest.
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