San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies will play host to the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. The matchup gets underway at 8:40 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on both ATRM and NSBA.

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-140) is hosting this game as the favorite against San Francisco (+130) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 11.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at Giants +1.5 runs (-170) and Rockies -1.5 runs (+150).

The Rockies are 29-25 SU and 27-26 ATS. They’ve gained 4.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.0 units against the spread (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 25-29 SU and have gone 30-23 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 1.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.2 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Colorado games have a 19-31-3 over/under record so far in 2018. Giants games have gone over 27 times, gone under 24 times and pushed on two occasions.

Jeff Samardzija will get the start for the Giants. The right-handed Samardzija is 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA and 25 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 4.05 ERA against Colorado this year (four starts).

The Rockies are preparing to start lefty Kyle Freeland (4-5, 3.28 ERA), who has 52 punchouts and 21 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.18. Freeland is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA across one starts against San Francisco this year.

Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.25 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 23 games against divisional opponents, Rockies starters have an ERA of 4.31 and the bullpens ERA is 5.08.

The Colorado offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .291/.368/.455 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Rockies batters have been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon. Arenado is hitting .318/.417/.564 with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and Blackmon is batting .275 with 12 homers, 25 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

Arenado saw a drop-off in production against right-handed pitchers last year, slashing .272/.341/.502 over 513 plate appearances (his total season line was .309/.373/.586).

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.77 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 7.09 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.24, along with a K-per-9 of 8.29.

The Giants offense has slashed .258/.322/.405 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

First baseman Brandon Belt and shortstop Brandon Crawford continue to lead San Francisco’s offense. Belt is slashing .311/.407/.563 with 11 home runs, 31 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Crawford (.311/.355/.481) has produced six homers, 23 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Maintaining a slash line of .223/.313/.400 across 147 plate appearances, Belt didn’t perform especially well against left-handed pitchers last year (compared to his total season line of .241/.355/.469).

The Giants have gained 8.8 units and are 15-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 13 of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 5.1 units and are 15-18 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 13 of those games, compared to 19 that went under.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Both teams have hit 10 home runs over their last 10 games.
  • San Francisco has recorded 22.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.0 over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost five of their last six games SU.