Rockies vs. Giants MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions: Model Projections Focused on NL West Clash (August 12)

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  • The Colorado Rockies take on the San Francisco Giants in the first meeting of a four-game series in Thursday's Major League Baseball action.
  • Model projections and betting experts show plenty of value in the underdog Rockies in this spot.
  • Michael Walton breaks it all down below and details his findings entering this NL West showdown.

Rockies vs. Giants Odds

Rockies Odds +170
Giants Odds -200
Over/Under 7.5 (-105 / -107)
Time 9:45 p.m. ET
TV NBCS-BA

*MLB Odds as of Thursday afternoon ET


The Colorado Rockies head to San Francisco for the first game of a four-game set against the Giants on Thursday’s Major League Baseball card. Colorado had strung together four consecutive wins before back-to-back losses at the hands of the Houston Astros.

San Francisco has been on fire in the second half of the season, winning six of its last eight contests. Kris Bryant has been a worthwhile addition to the Giants roster. Over 12 games so far in August, Bryant is batting .308 with a .859 OPS.

Colorado’s pitching staff is top three in the league in quality starts and complete games, but little else. However, that durability can show up in important spots. The Rockies will have Germán Márquez on the mound.

Marquez has been great for the Rockies, posting a career-high three complete games en route to 10-8 record, along with a 3.42 ERA.

The Giants have more than enough offense to pose some serious problems for Márquez, and San Francisco pitcher Logan Webb (3.19 ERA) is no slouch himself. Yet, with the way the market is trending for this NL West showdown, it appears Colorado is more than worth a look, according to our latest PRO Report.

That said, let’s take a look.

MLB Picks: Rockies vs. Giants

PRO Systems

The Rockies vs. Giants game fits neatly into our “Contrarian Betting Against Good Team PRO System,” which has a 42% win rate and a 12% Return On Investment (ROI).

Rockies vs. Giants also fits into our “Visiting Dogs Vs. Better Divisional Opponent” PRO System,” which has a 38% win rate and a 4% ROI.

Model Projections

The Action Network’s MLB power ratings make the moneyline as Rockies +136 odds.

Top Experts

One of our top MLB experts is betting on the Rockies in this spot.

PRO Report Pick: Rockies ML (+175) at Bet365

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