Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 5/17/2024

The Colorado Rockies (15-28) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (20-25) on Friday, May 17th. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco and televised on None. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 10:15 ET.

Rockies vs Giants

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The Rockies pulled off a big 8-0 upset over the Padres to close out their series. Colorado was the +204 underdog on the money line going into this matchup. It was a three-run 2nd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Padres could only score two runs. Colorado’s offense added another three runs in the 3rd inning and closed things out with a 2-run 6th.

Austin Gomber put together a good start for the Rockies, going six innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just two walks and struck out five Padres batters. Jordan Beck was hot at the plate, going 3/4 with a homer and five RBIs.

Colorado is on the road today vs. the Giants, and they are riding a seven-game winning streak. The Rockies are 15-28 overall, putting them 5th in the NL West. Currently, they trail the Dodgers by 12.5 games in the division.

So far, the Rockies are 8-9 in divisional games, and they have won three straight games as the underdog. Colorado is 6-16 on the road this year compared to 9-12 at home. The Rockies have an overall series record of 2-11-1 this year, and they have won two straight series.

When the Rockies win, they win big, with an average run differential of +3.5 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of -3.9 runs per game. Their run line record is 23-20, and they have covered the run line in three straight road games and in seven straight games as the underdog.

Colorado’s over/under record is 22-21 this season, and their games have averaged 9.3 runs per game. The over/under line for their games is typically set at 10 runs, but when it’s been set at 7.5 runs, the over has hit in both games. Their games have had an average of 10 runs scored per game, and their last three games have all gone over the total.

Ryan Feltner Gets The Start For The Rockies

Right-hander Ryan Feltner is getting the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Giants on the road. He has made eight starts this season and has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 5.20. Feltner’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.42. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight starts. Feltner has a total of three quality starts this season.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Rockies offense is averaging 4 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have been a better team at home, averaging 4.3 runs per contest. As a team, the Rockies are batting .247, which is 9th in the league, and they have the league’s best BABIP at .32.

Ryan McMahon has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 9/24 in his last six games with five runs scored. For the season, he is batting .304 with a team-high 22 RBIs. McMahon’s six homers are the most on the team and 8th in the league. Ezequiel Tovar has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 8/26 in his last six games with two homers.

The Giants’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Dodgers, closing out their series with a 4-1 win. After going scoreless in the first inning, the Giants added two more runs in the 3rd. San Francisco was the +123 underdog at home going into this matchup.

Logan Webb put together a good start for the Giants, going six innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just three walks and struck out five Dodgers batters. Mike Yastrzemski was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

San Francisco is 20-25 overall, and they are 8.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. So far, they are 9-11 in divisional games. The Giants kick off their series vs. the Rockies, with Colorado 12.5 games out of first place in the NL West.

At home, the Giants are 12-10 this season compared to 8-15 on the road. San Francisco has gone 13-11 as the favorite this year and 7-14 when the underdog. They closed out their series vs. the Dodgers as the underdog and are 6-6-2 in series this year.

As a run line bettor, the Giants have been a much better play on the road than at home this season. They are 12-11 vs. the run line away from Oracle Park, compared to just 8-14 at home. They are also 12-9 as an underdog vs. the run line, compared to just 8-16 as a favorite. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.2, while it drops to -4.4 in losses.

The Giants have played 25 games this season with over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs, and the over has hit in 9 of those games. Their average over/under line this season is 8 runs, and their over/under record is 21-22. Their combined run average this season is 8.5 runs per game. In their last game, the over/under line was 8 runs, and the game finished with a total of 5 runs.

Kyle Harrison Gets The Start For The Giants

Giants starter Kyle Harrison has made nine starts this season and has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 3.42. Looking at his overall numbers, Harrison has a WHIP of 1.26 and opponents are batting .235 this season. The left-hander has turned in five quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up three earned runs in five innings of work. In that outing, he finished with a no-decision. Harrison has not lost a game since April 12th. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.1 strikeouts and 3.06 walks.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Giants are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 24th in the league. Their team batting average of .238 is 14th in the league, and they are also 14th in the league in terms of fewest strikeouts. San Francisco’s top two home run hitters are Michael Conforto and Thairo Estrada, who have seven and six homers, respectively. Conforto is also batting .280 for the season and has gone 4/8 over his last three games.

Over his last seven games, Heliot Ramos is hitting .320, and he also has a four-game hitting streak going. Luis Matos has also been swinging the bat well of late, going 4/12 over his last four games.

Rockies vs Giants Prediction

We see the Giants taking this one at home by a score of 6-4. However, with the money line sitting at -170, we recommend taking the over, as we have the Giants and Rockies combining for 10 runs, making the over at 7.5 a good value.

If you’re looking for a parlay, you could look to the Giants’ team home run total, as we have them finishing with two, which is the best in the league today.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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