Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Colorado Rockies are paying a visit to AT&T Park to face their divisional rival San Francisco Giants. The action starts at 10:15 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game on either ATRM or NSBA.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Colorado (-140) as the favorite over San Francisco (+130). The total sits at 7.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -120 and the under for +100. Runline odds stand at +105 for picking the Rockies -1.5 runs and -125 for the Giants +1.5.

The Rockies have gone 81-65 SU this year and are 75-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 15.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.8 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 68-79 SU and 79-68 ATS. They’ve lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 6.8 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven.

Giants games have a 61-80-6 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have also been a solid under bet with a total record of 61-78-6.

Left-hander Tyler Anderson is the probable starter for the visiting Rockies. Anderson (6-8, 4.89 ERA) has racked up 149 strikeouts in 156.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 20 strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA against San Francisco this year (three starts).

The Giants will put the ball in the right hand of Chris Stratton (9-9, 4.99 ERA), who’s got 97 strikeouts and 44 walks as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Stratton is 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 9.82 ERA across three starts against Colorado this year.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.00, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 64 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.84 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.24.

The San Francisco hitters have produced 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 1.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .196/.253/.272 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants’ hitters this year. Crawford is hitting .258/.324/.396 with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 56 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line sits at .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.32 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.55 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.79, along with a WHIP of 1.29.

Rockies hitters have slashed .258/.324/.437 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been sparked by shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who’ve collectively launched 59 home runs. Story is slashing .292/.347/.559 with 33 home runs, 102 RBIs, 81 runs and 25 stolen bases, while Blackmon (.287/.353/.492) is up to 26 homers, 64 RBIs and 108 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 9.0 units and are 43-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 42 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 0.1 units and are 31-26 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends,

  • Colorado has logged 28 extra-base hits over its last five games. San Francisco has seven XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost 12 of their last 13 games SU.
  • San Francisco has recorded 15.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit eight over their last 10.