San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Colorado Rockies will be taking on their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. NBC Sports – Bay Area will broadcast the action and the game gets going at 3:45 p.m. ET.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

Vegas has placed equal -105 moneyline odds on each team. The total sits at 8 runs and gamblers can wager on the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at Rockies -1.5 runs (+140) and Giants +1.5 runs (-160).

The Giants are 42-39 straight up (SU) and 44-36 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units (ATS). San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, have gone 38-42 SU this year and are 38-41 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 5.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 2.9 units ATS. Colorado’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Neither side has been a strong over/under play this season. San Francisco games have an over/under record of 40-38-2 so far in 2018. Rockies games have gone over 39 times, gone under 37 times and pushed on three occasions.

Right-hander Jon Gray is the projected starter for Colorado. Gray is 7-7 with a 5.52 ERA and 112 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with nine strikeouts and an 11.57 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants are turning to righty Chris Stratton (8-5, 4.14 ERA), who’s got 67 strikeouts and 34 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.36. Stratton is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.77 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.47 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.56, along with a WHIP of 1.39 and a K-per-9 of 8.81.

The Rockies offense has slashed .250/.319/.418 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon continue to lead Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is hitting .310/.396/.580 with 18 home runs, 55 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .278 with 14 homers, 35 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.20, a WHIP of 1.33 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 42 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.38.

San Francisco’s offense is putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .210/.281/.340 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants’ hitters this year. Crawford is slashing .319/.375/.507 with nine home runs, 36 RBIs and 34 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line is .261/.348/.430 with eight homers, 35 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 2.2 units and are 21-27 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 26 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 6.1 units and are 28-21 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 26 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • The Colorado defense has allowed five errors over its last five games, compared to two errors for San Francisco over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit eight over their last 10.