San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Free Preview

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The San Francisco Giants will be squaring off against their division rival Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The matchup gets going at 8:40 p.m. ET and fans can catch it on both ATRM and NSBA.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas is listing San Francisco (+155) as the underdog to Colorado (-165). The total sits at 10.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -120 and the under for even money (+100). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -140 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +120 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Giants have gone 68-72 SU this year and are 77-62 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 13.2 units ATS. San Francisco’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 76-62 SU and 70-67 ATS. They’ve gained 13.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.1 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Rockies games have had an over/under record of 59-72-6 in 2018. San Francisco has also been a good under bet with a total record of 60-73-6.

The left-handed Andrew Suarez is the probable starter for the visiting Giants. Suarez is 6-9 with a 4.18 ERA and 113 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Colorado this year (two starts).

The Rockies are sending righty Antonio Senzatela (4-5, 4.88 ERA) to the mound. Senzatela has 46 strikeouts and 21 walks to his name, as well as a 1.37 WHIP. Senzatela is 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.96 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.17 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.66, along with a K-per-9 of 8.76.

Giants hitters have slashed .242/.307/.377 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Right fielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. McCutchen is slashing .255/.357/.415 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Crawford is hitting .257 with 12 homers, 50 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.30, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 4.96 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 59 games against divisional foes, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.08 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.44.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .269/.348/.467 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Trevor Story and right fielder Charlie Blackmon have led the Rockies’ hitters this year. Story is hitting .295/.351/.548 with 28 home runs, 92 RBIs, 74 runs and 25 stolen bases, while Blackmon’s line is .284/.351/.477 with 23 homers, 57 RBIs, 100 runs and 12 stolen bases.

The Giants have gained 2.1 units and are 47-37 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 34 of those games, compared to 46 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 6.7 units and are 30-22 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 31 that’ve cashed the under.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have lost five of their last six games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 15.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.