San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies are set to host their division nemesis San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The game will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and the action will be shown on both ATRM and NSBA.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Odds

San Francisco (+115) is the underdog against Colorado (-125) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 12 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The games runline odds sit at -180 for taking the Giants +1.5 runs and +160 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Giants are 45-42 SU and have gone 48-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.3 units for moneyline bettors and 9.0 units ATS. San Francisco’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 43-43 SU and 42-43 ATS. They’ve lost 2.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.0 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Neither team has been a strong over/under bet this season. Rockies games have had an over/under record of 41-41-3 so far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 42-42-2.

Left-hander Andrew Suarez will get the start for the visiting Giants. Suarez (3-4, 4.18 ERA) has racked up 66 strikeouts in 70 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Tyler Anderson (5-3, 4.23 ERA), who’s got 85 strikeouts and 31 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.28. Anderson is 0-0 with four strikeouts and an 8.44 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

As a unit, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 5.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 4.59, a WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.47 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 39 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.48 and the bullpens ERA is 5.82.

The Colorado hitters have produced 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .267/.315/.453 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies batters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is hitting .313/.398/.605 with 22 home runs, 63 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Story is batting .277 with 16 homers, 60 RBIs, 44 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.28 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 7.21 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.68, along with a WHIP of 1.37.

The Giants offense has slashed .255/.321/.404 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have paced San Francisco’s hitters. Crawford is slashing .311/.374/.498 with 10 home runs, 39 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while McCutchen is slashing .258/.342/.427 with nine homers, 37 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 2.8 units and are 17-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 19 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 1.9 units and are 20-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 13 of those games, as opposed to 19 which went under the total.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only two of San Francisco’s last seven contests.
  • The Giants have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • San Francisco has recorded 21.3 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won five of their last six games SU.