San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Free Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will play host to their NL West rival San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The action can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Colorado (-125) as the favorite over San Francisco (+115). The total sits at 12 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds standing at -180 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +160 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Rockies are 28-25 SU and 26-26 ATS. The teams gained 3.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Giants have gone 25-28 SU this year and are 30-22 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 2.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.5 units ATS.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 19-30-3 so far in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 26-24-2.

Andrew Suarez will get the start for San Francisco. The left-handed Suarez is 1-4 with a 5.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies will put the ball in the right hand of Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.30 ERA), who has 39 strikeouts and 22 walks as well as a 1.20 WHIP. Bettis is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.18, a WHIP of 1.32 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.66 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 22 divisional games, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.14 and the bullpens ERA is 5.35.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 4.0 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .272/.344/.444 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Nolan Arenado has helped lead the Rockies offense this year with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and 29 runs scored. Arenado performed well against left-handed pitchers at home in 2017, slashing .432/.468/.878 over 79 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .309/.373/.586).

For the visiting squad, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.99 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.24, along with a WHIP of 1.40.

Giants hitters have slashed .257/.322/.405 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Brandon Belt has led San Francisco’s hitters and is slashing .315/.412/.573 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

The Giants just dropped an 8-3 game to the Cubs, while the Rockies are coming off of an 8-2 win against the Reds.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit nine over their last 10.
  • San Francisco has averaged 22.0 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 17.4 over its last five.