MLB gambling fans will have their choice of two teams that are in the thick of the race of both the National League West and the wild card baseball gambling chase.
The Colorado Rockies were 9 games out of first place in the National League west behind the front running San Diego Padres but were very much in the wild card hunt just 4.5 games behind the front running Philadelphia Phillies.
The San Francisco Giants were 6 games behind San Diego in the National League West but just a game and a half behind the Phillies for the wild card.
Colorado’s baseball betting weakness this year has been on the road as the Rockies had a record of just 25-40 away from Coors Field.
Pitching has also been a problem for the Rockies as they ranked 16th overall in the major leagues for staff earned run average. On the positive front the Rockies have beaten San Francisco in 7 out of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
The big matchup in the series will be on Wednesday when two of the best pitchers in MLB betting take to the hill as Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez will matchup with San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum.
Jimenez had a record of 17-5 with a 2.71 earned run average. He had 21 quality starts in 26 total appearances and 160 strikeouts in 176 innings of work. He has allowed just 8 home runs and even has 3 complete games.
Lincecum had a record of 11-9 with a 3.80 earned run average and 17 quality starts in 27 appearances. Lincecum struck out 179 batters in 170.2 innings of action.
The Colorado offense is powered by Carlos Gonzalez, who was hitting .323 with 27 home runs and 86 runs batted in along with 20 stolen bases.
Brian Wilson has been a key MLB gambling asset for the Giants as he had 35 saves with a stellar 1.94 earned run average.
Aubrey Huff continued to power the Giants lineup as he was hitting a team best .296 and led the Giants in home runs with 22 along with 76 runs batted in. The Giants offense has improved from last year but ranked just 17th in the big leagues for run production.
The Giants were 39-26 at home for the season.