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Nolan Arenado and the struggling Colorado Rockies will make a road trip to Oracle Park to take on a divisional rival in the San Francisco Giants. The matchup gets going at 9:45 p.m. ET and you can catch the game on ATRM and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Sportsbooks have San Francisco (+105) as the underdog to Colorado (-115). If you’re thinking this game’s total is going to finish under 7.5 runs, then Vegas is offering -120 odds. Picking the over will return even money (+100). There’s a runline of Rockies -1.5 (+130) and Giants +1.5 (-150) for this matchup.

The Rockies have gone just 3-9 SU this year and are 3-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.0 units for moneyline gamblers over the early part of the season and 7.8 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 4-9 SU and 5-7 ATS. They’ve lost 2.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.0 units ATS.

Giants games have an over/under record of 5-6-1 so far in 2019. Colorado has an over/under record of 5-6-1.

Jon Gray (0-2, 5.68 ERA) will get the nod for Colorado. The right-handed Gray struck out 183 hitters across 172 innings last year (31 starts) while finishing the season 12-9 overall with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He made three starts against the Giants in 2018 and compiled a 0-1 record against them with an 11.45 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Giants will put the ball in the hands of righty Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 2.79 ERA), who started 10 games last year while finishing the season 1-5 overall with a 6.25 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. He recorded two starts against the Rockies a year ago and assembled a 0-1 record with a 5.87 ERA and four strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 6.40 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.07 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.48 and a K-per-9 of 7.84.

The Rockies offense has slashed .216/.284/.339 on its way to 3.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder David Dahl have led Colorado’s offense. Arenado is slashing .277/.314/.362 with 13 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored. Dahl (.343/.385/.629) is up to 12 hits, two homers, six RBIs and four runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 3.6 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 3.55, a WHIP of 1.18 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.63, a WHIP of 1.20 and a K/9 of 7.0. In 10 games against NL West foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.00 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.89.

San Francisco’s offense has produced 2.9 runs per outing, including 3.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .205/.271/.314 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Steven Duggar have led the Giants’ offense so far. Crawford is slashing .289/.333/.333 with 13 hits, one RBI and four runs scored, and Duggar’s line sits at .204/.231/.347 with 10 hits, five RBIs and four runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 3.9 units and are 3-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in four of those games, as opposed to four that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 2.8 units and are 1-4 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under.

Rockies at Giants Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in five of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have dropped nine of their last 10 games SU.
  • San Francisco has recorded 16.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.6 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit seven home runs over their last 10 games.
  • The Rockies have a total OPS of .624 this season and an OPS of .625 against right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .586 overall and .539 versus righties.