Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies will make a road trip to San Francisco to take on their NL West foe Giants at AT&T Park. The matchup gets going at 10:15 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on both ATRM and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

Colorado (+110) is the underdog against San Francisco (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at -190 for the Rockies +1.5 runs and +165 for the Giants -1.5.

The Rockies are 23-20 SU and have gone 23-20 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 4.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 22-22 SU and 27-16 ATS. They’ve gained 5.4 units for moneyline bettors and 8.6 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have had an over/under record of 22-20-1 so far in 2018. Colorado has been a decent under bet with a total record of 16-25-2.

The right-handed Chad Bettis is the probable starter for Colorado. Bettis is 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 5.06 ERA and three strikeouts over five and one-third innings).

The Giants are going with righty Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 6.94 ERA), who has 20 strikeouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a 1.71 WHIP. Samardzija made four starts against the Rockies in 2017, posting a 1-3 record with a 7.66 ERA.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has yielded 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.44 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.16 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 23 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.82 and the bullpens ERA is 3.95.

The San Francisco hitters have put up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .326/.371/.538 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Giants hitters have been led by first baseman Brandon Belt and catcher Buster Posey. Belt is slashing .301/.405/.562 with nine home runs, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while Posey’s line is .310/.375/.434 with 40 hits, 15 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

For the visitors, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.16 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.35 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.69, along with a K/9 of 9.31.

The Rockies offense has slashed .229/.306/.399 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon have led Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is slashing .317/.407/.576 with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .275/.380/.549 with 11 homers, 21 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

Maintaining a slash line of .243/.316/.443 across 263 such plate appearances, Arenado seemed to have a little trouble hitting righty pitching on the road last season (compared to his total season slash line of .309/.373/.586).

The Rockies have gained 5.0 units and are 12-13 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to 14 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 1.8 units and are 14-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to 14 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Colorado fielders have two errors over the last 10 games, compared to eight errors for San Francisco over its last 10.
  • The Rockies have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.