San Francisco (Moore) at Colorado (Hoffman) O/U 11
Recommendation: Colorado -1.5
Jeff Hoffman has been one of the many positive stories from an unexpectedly solid Colorado Rockies pitching staff that has led the team to a 42-26 record. Hoffman sports a 2.33 ERA over four starts; all them Colorado wins by two runs or more. Along with the stellar ERA is a 0.74 WHIP, 34 strikeouts, and only three walks. The San Francisco Giants have endured a dismal season that is now 17 games below .500 after yesterday's 7-2 loss to Kansas City. The always problematic lefty Matt Moore takes the mound tonight in what can only be considered a precarious situation. Moore has surrendered nine runs in his last 10 innings of work and he’s been at his worst on the highway with a 7.94 ERA. Not surprisingly, the Giants are just 1-6 in Moore’s seven road starts. Moore’s track record at Coors Field is equally unimpressive has he allowed 12 runs in his previous two starts. The Colorado bullpen has been terrific all season and has the arms to preserve a lead in the latter innings. The moneyline price is a tad rich but it’s worth noting that 33 of Colorado’s 42 wins have been margins of two runs or more. Good spot to step in a lay the -1.5 at the small plus price with the superior home team.