Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The San Francisco Giants are prepared to battle against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park. The matchup begins at 10:15 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game on ATRM and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

Colorado (+115) is the underdog to San Francisco (-125) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-115 for the under and -105 for the over). You can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at -180 for the Rockies +1.5 runs and +160 for the Giants -1.5.

The Rockies are 38-40 SU and have gone 37-41 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.6 units for moneyline bettors and 3.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 40-39 SU and 44-35 ATS. The team has gained 6.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.0 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have a 40-37-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Colorado has an over/under record of 39-36-3.

Chad Bettis will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Bettis (5-1, 5.23 ERA) has recorded 63 punchouts in 86 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants will be sending lefty Derek Holland (5-7, 4.48 ERA) to the mound. Holland has 71 punchouts and 31 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.31. Holland is 1-1 with three strikeouts and a 6.55 ERA over two starts against Colorado this year.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.32 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.69 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 40 games against NL West opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.84 and the bullpens ERA is 3.42.

The San Francisco offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The teams hit .233/.294/.362 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have led the charge for the Giants batters this year. Crawford is slashing .308/.365/.490 with eight home runs, 35 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while McCutchen is hitting .263 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 44 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.87 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.56 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.56, along with a K/9 of 8.84.

Rockies hitters have slashed .251/.321/.421 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who have combined to drive in 90 runs. Arenado is hitting .318/.403/.595 with 18 home runs, 55 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .282/.361/.483 with 14 homers, 35 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 2.5 units and are 16-14 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 13 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 5.1 units and are 28-20 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 25 that went under.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Colorado has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five games. San Francisco has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit seven over their last 10.
  • Colorado has recorded 26.9 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.2 over its last five.
  • The Giants have won five of their last six games SU.