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Harrison to get things on track for Giants vs. Rockies

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We're off to a disappointing 1-2 start to the week. Jack Flaherty came through by limiting his walks, but our side and total bets fell short.

We'll look for better results with three plays that popped off the page from Tuesday's massive card.

Logan Allen: Over 1.5 walks

Allen loves walking batters. He's issued at least two free passes in 21 of 31 starts dating back to last season - that's 68% of the time.

The Guardians lefty walked multiple batters in four of seven games this season. The exceptions were an Athletics team that's 28th in runs, a White Sox team that's 30th, and a 12-22 Astros side.

The Tigers aren't great at grinding out walks, but they're disciplined enough to take what's given when someone struggles to hit the zone. Six of the past 10 starters they've faced walked at least two Detroit hitters.

Detroit has a right-handed-heavy lineup and Allen's walked more than 10% of righties faced over the past month. Expect his control issues to continue.

Odds: -135 (playable to -150)

Kutter Crawford: Under 1.5 walks

Crawford, on the other hand, has very good control. The Red Sox pitcher walked multiple hitters in 21 of his past 58 starts, or just 36%.

Since walking eight batters over his first three starts this season, he's managed a 5% walk rate in four games. His underlying profile is remarkably strong: Between strikes and balls put in play, only 29.8% of his pitches in that span were balls, which is well below league average.

Filling the zone should serve him well against the Braves. Only two of the past eight right-handed starters they've faced walked multiple batters. Emerson Hancock and Ben Lively were the exceptions, and they're back-of-the-rotation arms.

Look for Crawford to minimize the free passes.

Odds: -130 (playable to -150)

Kyle Harrison: Over 15.5 outs

To say the Giants need length from Harrison in this spot is an understatement. The past four San Francisco starters combined to pitch 13 innings - not even 10 outs per game.

The Giants are desperate for someone to stop the bleeding, and I think Harrison can be that guy.

He's pitched six innings in four of seven starts, and two of the three times he fell short came against offenses that are in the top five versus left-handed pitching. The Rockies are not in that tier.

Colorado also owns the second-highest swing rate versus lefties, which should help Harrison keep his pitch count down. That's key because he was pulled after five innings in his last start despite only giving up one run. He found himself in too many drawn-out at-bats, which shouldn't be the case Tuesday.

Win or lose, expect Harrison to flirt with six innings (or more) in this one.

Odds: -120 (playable to -150)

Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on X at @ToddCordell.

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