Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies will face off against their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The matchup begins at 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on ATRM and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Colorado (-110) as the favorite over San Francisco (+100). Bettors are able to gamble on the game’s total with odds posted at -115 for over 7.5 runs and -105 for under 7.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Rockies -1.5 runs (+135) and Giants +1.5 runs (-155).

The Giants are 80-68 against the spread (ATS), but just 70-79 straight up (SU). The team hasn’t moved the needle much for gamblers, losing 2.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 7.8 units (ATS). The Rockies have gone 81-67 SU this year and are 76-71 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 15.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units ATS.

San Francisco games have a 61-81-6 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have also been a great under bet with a total record of 62-79-6.

The right-handed Antonio Senzatela is getting the nod for the visiting Rockies. Senzatela is 4-6 with a 5.01 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants are putting the ball in the hands of Dereck Rodriguez (6-3, 2.35 ERA), who’s got 81 strikeouts and 29 walks this season as well as a 1.05 WHIP. Rodriguez is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 1.93 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.54 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.75, along with a K-per-9 of 8.96.

The Rockies offense has slashed .256/.322/.434 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have paced Colorado’s offense. Story is hitting .291/.346/.555 with 33 home runs, 102 RBIs, 81 runs and 26 stolen bases, while Blackmon has a .286 average with 26 homers, 64 RBIs and 108 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.92, a WHIP of 1.30 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 66 games against NL West opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.68 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.19.

San Francisco’s offense is putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 1.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .212/.265/.252 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Giants’ batters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is hitting .256/.321/.391 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 57 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line is .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases.

The Giants have lost 3.9 units and are 48-42 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 35 of those games, compared to 51 that’ve gone under against righties.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Colorado’s last seven outings.
  • San Francisco has recorded 15.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 14.4 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit five over their last 10.