Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 5/18/2024

The Colorado Rockies (15-29) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (21-25) on Saturday, May 18th. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco 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 4:05 ET.

Rockies vs Giants

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San Francisco cruised to a 10-5 win over the Rockies in the most recent game of this series. The Giants had a huge 5th inning, scoring four of their five runs. As for the Rockies, they scored three of their five runs in the 1st inning. Heading into the game, the Giants were favored at -137 on the money line.

Mason Black only went three innings for the Giants but gave up just two hits and two earned runs. He finished the game with two strikeouts but issued zero walks. Sean Hjelle came out of the bullpen for the win. He went just one inning and gave up one hit and one earned run.

Ryan Feltner had a rough outing for the Rockies, taking the loss after going just four innings and giving up five hits and five earned runs. He did finish the game with two strikeouts and issued just two walks.

Colorado is on the road today, facing the Giants with an overall record of 15-29. The Rockies are in 5th place in the NL West, and they trail the Dodgers by 13.5 games for the division lead. So far, they are 8-10 in divisional matchups.

As the Rockies have been struggling on the road (6-17), they have been a bit better at home, going 9-12 this year. Colorado has dropped 11 of their 14 series this year, and their overall series record is 2-11-1. However, they did win two straight series coming into this one.

The Rockies have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 23-21 overall. They are 12-11 on the run line on the road, where they have a scoring margin of -1.7 runs per game. They are 11-10 on the run line at home, where their scoring margin is -1.0 runs per game. They are 23-21 on the run line as the underdog, with a scoring margin of -1.4 runs per game.

The Rockies have been a strong over team this season, with a 23-21 over/under record. Their games have averaged a combined 9.4 runs per game, and they have had an average over/under line of 9 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs, they are 3-0 to the over. Their games have had an average of 9.4 runs per game, and their games have gone over the total in four straight contests.

Ty Blach Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ty Blach is getting the start for the Rockies in their road matchup against the Giants. Blach has made 1 start and 2 relief appearances this season. In his most recent outing, he picked up a win vs. the Rangers, going 5 innings and giving up 1 earned run. He has 7 strikeouts in 10 innings of work this season.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Colorado’s offense has been led by Ryan McMahon this season, as he is batting .309 with a team-high six homers and 24 RBIs, which is 15th in the league. Ezequiel Tovar and Brenton Doyle have also been swinging the bat well of late, with Tovar hitting .350 and Doyle batting .290 over their last nine games. Tovar and Doyle have two homers apiece during this stretch.

Overall, the Rockies are batting .248, which is 8th in the league, and averaging 4 runs per game. Their team on-base percentage is just 15th in the league, and they have the 25th ranked strikeout rate in the MLB. As a team, the Rockies are 16th in home runs and have the league’s best BABIP.

The Giants are 21-25 overall and trail the Dodgers by 8.5 games in the NL West. Currently, they are 4th in the division, just a half-game behind the Diamondbacks for 3rd place. San Francisco has won two straight games, and they are 6-4 over their last 10 contests.

At home, the Giants are 13-10 this season and 8-15 on the road. As the favorite, the Giants are 14-11 this year and 7-14 as the underdog. San Francisco has an overall series record of 6-6-2, and they are currently leading their series vs. the Rockies.

The Giants are 21-25 against the run line this season, including a 9-14 mark at home. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 12-11 against the run line on the road. As the favorite, they are just 9-16 against the run line, while they are 12-9 as the underdog. Their average run differential in wins is +3.3, while it is -4.4 in losses.

The over/under line for the Giants’ game against the Rockies is set at 7.5 runs. The Giants have played in 25 games this season with over/under lines higher than 7.5 runs, and the over has hit in 10 of those games. Their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 22-22 overall.

Kyle Harrison Gets The Start For The Giants

Left-hander Kyle Harrison gets the start for the Giants today vs. the Rockies and comes into the game with a record of 3-1 and ERA of 3.42. Looking back at his last outing, Harrison finished with a no-decision vs. the Reds, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had picked up the win, going seven innings vs. the Rockies and not giving up a run. Harrison has made five starts on the road and has a record of 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA. At home, his ERA is 4.16.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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Currently, the Giants are 23rd in the league in scoring at 3.9 runs per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 4 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. As a team, the Giants are batting .241, which is 12th in the league, and have the 13th most home runs in the league. However, their isolated power (ISO) of .130 is just 21st in the league.

Thairo Estrada and Michael Conforto are tied for the team lead in homers, with 7, and are also the Giants’ top two run producers. Conforto comes into the game with a five-game hitting streak, having gone 6/21 in his last five games. Luis Matos also has a four-game hitting streak and has gone 7/17 in his last five games, with one home run and 10 RBIs.

Rockies vs Giants Prediction

Our prediction for the Giants vs. Rockies matchup is that the Giants will pick up a 5-4 win. However, with the Giants being such heavy favorites on the money line, we recommend taking the over at 7.5 runs, as we have this game finishing with a combined nine runs.

If you were looking to bet on the starting pitchers, we have Kyle Harrison finishing with six strikeouts compared to Ty Blach with just four. However, we do have Harrison finishing with a higher ERA than Blach, as we have Blach giving up just two earned runs.

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