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Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies will pay a visit to Oracle Park to face a divisional rival in the San Francisco Giants. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on ATRM, ESPN and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+115) is the underdog to Colorado (-125) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at eight runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Rockies -1.5 (+120) and Giants +1.5 (-140).

The Giants are 33-43 straight up (SU) and 35-40 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 15.3 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. On the other hand, the Rockies have gone 40-37 SU this year and are 42-34 against the spread. Overall, the club has gained 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 5.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 39-32-4 so far in 2019. Colorado has also been a decent over bet with a total record of 40-31-5.

The right-handed Jon Gray is the projected starter for the visiting Rockies. Gray (7-5, 4.18 ERA) has racked up 97 punchouts in 90.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Drew Pomeranz (2-7, 7.09 ERA), who has 59 strikeouts and 26 walks as well as a 1.78 WHIP. Pomeranz is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.56 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.52, along with a WHIP of 1.46.

The Rockies offense has slashed .269/.332/.460 on its way to 5.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have paced Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is slashing .324/.386/.588 with 19 home runs, 62 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Blackmon has a .331 average with 18 homers, 49 RBIs and 54 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have a 5.30 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.84 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 37 games against NL West opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.74 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.77.

The San Francisco offense has produced 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .220/.282/.422 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Giants’ batters have been led by Kevin Pillar and Joe Panik. Pillar is slashing .253/.280/.425 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs, 39 runs and eight stolen bases, while Panik’s line sits at .233/.314/.321 with three homers, 21 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 3.0 units and are 19-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 3.4 units and are 24-27 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 27 of those games, compared to 21 that went under the total.

Rockies vs. Giants Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Colorado has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five outings. San Francisco has 20 XBH over its last five.
  • Colorado fielders have 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to only four errors for San Francisco over its last 10.
  • The Rockies have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • The Rockies have a total OPS of .792 this season and an OPS of .793 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .662 overall and .616 against lefties.