Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Friday August 19th, 2022.
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Today’s Betting Overview – Giants vs. Rockies
The Giants take on the Rockies on Friday, August 19th at Coors Field, Colorado. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.
- Matchup: San Francisco Giants (59-59) vs. Colorado Rockies (51-69)
- Date: Friday August 19th, 2022
- Time: 8:40 ET
- Venue: Coors Field, Colorado
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San Francisco Giants – Today’s MLB Betting Analysis
The San Francisco Giants come into their game against Colorado looking to move above .500. Their record of 59-59 ranks 3rd in the NL West division. San Francisco will be looking to improve their record on the road, as they are currently 25-30 away from home. The Giants will be looking to bounce back after falling to the Diamondbacks by a score of 5-0. For the year, San Francisco has played a total of 38 series, going 17-15-6.
The Giants will send Alex Wood to the mound with an overall record of 8-9 and an ERA of 4.18. In today’s game, he will look to do a better job limiting base runners, as his batting average allowed sits at .252. So far, opponents have taken Wood over the fence 12 times across 118 innings pitched. Heading into the game, he has struck 24.0% of the batters he’s faced..
Offensively, the Giants have had no problem putting up runs, as their scoring average of 4.50 runs per game ranks 10th in the MLB. This includes posting a season long run differential of +19. Together, the Giants offense has the 23rd ranked batting average, at .235. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .198. On average the team is hitting 1.16 home runs per game (11th), making up for their struggles in the batting average department. The team’s current slugging percentage of .396 ranks near the league average. Throughout the season, San Francisco’s batters have been excellent at getting on base, posting the 10th best OBP of .318. On average, the team generates walks at a rate of 9.5%.
Colorado Rockies – Today’s MLB Betting Analysis
The Colorado Rockies come into this road contest vs San Francisco with a below .500 record (51-69). In the NL West division standings, the team ranks 5th. In their 63 at Coors Field, Colorado has put together a record of 33-30. In their previous games, Colorado lost by a score of 13-0 to the Cardinals. This year, the team has picked up just 15 series wins, going 15-19-3.
Through 4 appearances, starting pitcher, Jose Urena has yet to factor into a decision. Across 4 appearances, Urena has a combined ERA of 3.52. Urena’s WHIP of 1.57 comes in as one of the higher marks among MLB starters. In today’s game, he will look to do a better job limiting base runners, as his batting average allowed sits at .250. Across his previous outings, Urena has a SLG% allowed of .393. In total, he has given up 1 home run. Urena’s strikeout percentage of 8.0% comes in below the MLB average. So far, he is averaging 3.52 K’s per 9 innings.
Offensively, Colorado has had no problem putting up runs, as their scoring average of 4.48 runs per game ranks 12th in the MLB. The Rockies have been able to drive in runs at an above average rate as their team batting average of .261 ranks 2nd in the league. On average, the team is coming up with 8.97 hits per game. Although they are hitting for a high batting average, Colorado has struggled to generate power, ranking 24th in the league, at .88 home runs per contest. Colorado’s offense has done a good job getting on base, ranking 6th with an OBP of .323.
Today’s MLB Betting Pick – Giants vs. Rockies
Heading into today’s matchup between San Francisco and Colorado, the Giants are the heavy favorite at -168 on the moneyline. San Francisco’s implied win probability sits at 62.69%. Despite the odds, the MLB predictive model recommends taking the Rockies to cover the runline at +1.5 runs.
Recommended Betting Pick: Rockies Runline
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