San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Free Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Baseball, MLB

The San Francisco Giants are set to face their divisional rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The matchup starts at 8:40 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both ATRM and NSBA.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers have listed San Francisco (+175) as the underdog to Colorado (-185). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds listed at even money (+100) for over 11.5 runs and -120 for under 11.5. You can also bet on the games runline with the odds standing at -125 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +105 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Rockies are 30-25 SU and 27-27 ATS. The teams gained 5.1 units for moneyline bettors and 1.1 units against the spread (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven. The Giants have gone 25-30 SU this year and are 31-23 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 0.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.2 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Colorado games have a 19-32-3 over/under record so far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 27-25-2.

The southpaw Derek Holland will get the nod for the visiting Giants. Holland is 2-6 with a 4.72 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are sending righty Jon Gray (5-6, 5.40 ERA) to the hill. Gray has 71 strikeouts and 16 walks to his name, as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Gray is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 12.27 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.82 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.10 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.36, along with a K/9 of 8.27.

Giants hitters have slashed .259/.322/.410 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been powered by first baseman Brandon Belt and shortstop Brandon Crawford. Belt is hitting .316/.409/.561 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Crawford is hitting .305 with six homers, 23 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has given up 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 24 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.34 and the bullpens ERA is 4.97.

The Colorado offense has produced 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 7.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .333/.392/.559 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have paced the Rockies batters this year. Arenado is hitting .321/.417/.571 with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs and 32 runs scored, and Blackmon’s line sits at .273/.368/.510 with 12 homers, 25 RBIs and 43 runs.

Compared to his total season slash line of .309/.373/.586, Arenado enjoyed hitting against left-handed pitching at home in 2017, slashing .432/.468/.878 over 79 such plate appearances.

The Giants have lost 8.4 units and are 16-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 0.1 units and are 12-9 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in six of those games, compared to 13 that went under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The Giants have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • The San Francisco defense has allowed 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to two errors for Colorado over its last 10.
  • The Giants have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit nine over their last 10.