San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 5/8/2024

The San Francisco Giants (16-21) travel to face off against the Colorado Rockies (8-27) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Coors Field in Denver and televised on None. The Giants are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Giants. First pitch is set for 8:40 ET.

Giants vs Rockies

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Thanks to a four-run 4th inning for the Giants’ offense, they cruised to a 5-0 win over the Rockies in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Giants were favored at -164 on the money line.

Kyle Harrison started for the Giants and picked up the win, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with just two strikeouts but induced eight ground ball outs. Dakota Hudson had a rough outing for the Rockies, taking the loss after going just 3 2/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.

Jung Hoo Lee was the only Giants hitter to have more than one hit, as he went 3/5 with an RBI. Both Nick Ahmed and LaMonte Wade Jr. each drove in two for San Francisco’s offense.

San Francisco is 16-21 overall this season, and they are 8.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants are 4th in the division and have gone 7-8 in divisional games this year. San Francisco is on the road today, where they are 7-14 this season.

So far, the Giants have been good as the favorite, putting up an 11-9 mark in those games. As the underdog, they are 5-12 this year, and they are just 3-7 in their last ten games overall. The Giants have the series edge over the Rockies and are looking to build on that today.

San Francisco has been a profitable team to bet on the run line this season, as they are 17-20 overall. They have been slightly better on the road, going 11-10, compared to 6-10 at home. They have been a better bet as an underdog, going 10-7, compared to 7-13 as a favorite. The Giants have an average run margin of -1.0 runs per game this season, and that number is even worse in their losses, as they have been outscored by an average of 4.3 runs per game.

The Giants have played 36 games with over/under lines set below 10 runs, and the under has hit in 97.3% of those contests. Their games have averaged 8.4 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 16-19. The over has hit in just one of their games with a line set at 10 runs this season.

Jordan Hicks Gets The Start For The Giants

Jordan Hicks gets the start for the Giants today as he faces the Rockies on the road. So far this season, he has made seven starts and has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 1.90. Looking back at his last outing, Hicks took the loss, giving up two earned runs in four innings of work. He has finished with a no-decision in each of his last three outings. Hicks has made three quality starts this year and is averaging 7.11 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, he has allowed just one homer.

Giants Offense Breakdown

Thairo Estrada has been swinging a hot bat for the Giants, going 8/25 in his last six games, including one home run. Estrada’s 20 RBIs this season are the best mark on the team and 14th in the league. Michael Conforto, Thairo Estrada, and Jorge Soler are all tied for the team lead with five home runs. Conforto is 2nd on the team with 18 RBIs, while Soler is 7th with eight RBIs.

As a team, the Giants are averaging just 3.7 runs per game, which is 24th in the league. They have been a little better on the road, averaging 4 runs per game. Overall, the Giants are 14th in home runs and have a team batting average of .238.

The Rockies are really struggling this season, coming into today’s game with an overall record of 8-27, which is 15.5 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. This season, they are 4-8 in divisional games and have dropped three straight games overall. Colorado has really struggled at home, going 5-11 compared to 3-16 on the road.

So far, the Rockies have gone winless in all ten of their series, and their overall series record is 0-10-1. As the underdog, the Rockies are 8-27 this season, and they have lost three straight games as the underdog. They have yet to be the favorite in a game this year.

The Rockies have a run line record of 16-19 this season, including a mark of 7-9 at home. They have been outscored by an average of 2.3 runs per game overall, with a scoring margin of -2.2 runs per game at home and -2.5 runs per game on the road. They have covered the run line in nine of their 19 losses, including a current three-game losing streak. They have been the underdog in all 35 games.

Colorado has seen 60% of their games this season with an O/U line set at 10 or lower. Their average combined run total is 9.4 runs per game, and their O/U record is 16-19. In their last game, they only scored 5 runs, and the game went under the 10-run O/U line.

Peter Lambert Gets The Start For The Rockies

Colorado is sending Peter Lambert to the mound today vs. the Giants. He has made two starts and nine appearances this season. Lambert’s record is 2-1, and his ERA is 5.66. In his 20 2/3 innings of work, he has a WHIP of 1.50. The last time he pitched, Lambert went 3 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs, and taking the loss. Before that outing, he had turned in two straight scoreless appearances. Lambert has allowed at least one homer in three of his last four outings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Rockies are averaging just 3.5 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. They have been even worse at home, putting up only 3.3 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .232, which is 17th in the league, and are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and walks. Their team on-base percentage of .296 is 19th in the league.

Ryan McMahon has been a bright spot for the Rockies this season, as he is batting .302 with a team-high five home runs and 19 RBIs. However, he has only gone 3/18 in his last five games. Michael Toglia is also near the top of the league in home runs but is batting just .106 so far this season. Over his last five games, Brendan Rodgers is hitting .353, and Jacob Stallings has two homers in his last four games.

Giants vs Rockies Prediction

Our predicted score for this game is a 6-5 win for the Rockies, and with the Rockies at +143 on the money line, that is the way we recommend playing this one. Offensively, we actually have the Rockies finishing with the sixth-most hits in the league today, but with the Giants finishing with the 17th most, we do not see them having a big advantage in the hit column.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Peter Lambert finishing with more strikeouts than Jordan Hicks, and with Lambert’s strikeout total being five, we would actually take the over on his strikeout prop. As for Hicks, we have him finishing with five strikeouts, and his projected ERA is 18th among starters.

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