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The Colorado Rockies are set to host their division rival San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The game will begin at 3:10 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on both ATRM and NSBA.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas has listed San Francisco (+110) as the underdog to Colorado (-120). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over 10 runs and -105 for under 10. You can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Giants +1.5 runs (-190) and Rockies -1.5 runs (+165).

The Giants have gone 68-70 SU this year and are 76-61 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.0 units for moneyline bettors and 13.3 units ATS. San Francisco’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 74-62 SU and 69-66 ATS. They’ve gained 11.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.0 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 57-72-6 in 2018. San Francisco has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 59-72-6.

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will get the start for the visiting Giants. Bumgarner is 5-5 with a 2.68 ERA and 86 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies will send lefty Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.79 ERA) to the mound. Anderson has 140 strikeouts and 52 walks to his name, as well as a 1.29 WHIP. Anderson is 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA over two starts against San Francisco this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have yielded 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.31, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.93 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 57 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.09 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.37.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .181/.245/.277 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado. Story is slashing .293/.350/.539 with 26 home runs, 87 RBIs, 72 runs and 22 steals, and Arenado is hitting .301 with 31 homers, 92 RBIs and 85 runs.

For the visitors, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.94 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.13 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.57, along with a K/9 of 8.71.

Giants hitters have slashed .242/.307/.375 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been led by right fielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford. McCutchen is hitting .255/.357/.415 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases. Crawford is slashing .260/.328/.405 with 12 homers, 49 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 2.9 units and are 29-25 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 25 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 5.7 units and are 30-21 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 17 of those games, compared to 31 that’ve gone under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in five of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • Colorado has posted 21.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost three of their last four games SU.