Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 5/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +115 and San Francisco at -125. The Rockies have a 16-25-2 over/under record and a 23-20-0 run line mark. The Giants are 26-17-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 16-25-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 23-20-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 22-20-1 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 26-17-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/15/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Thumb 10-day DL (05/14)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/15/18 2B Alen Hanson Hamstring 10-day DL (05/13)
05/09/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 10-day DL (04/28)
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 23-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 49 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 149 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 345 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 361. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Colorado is hitting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Rockies hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 39 hits this season in 142 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 134. Nolan Arenado is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .418. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .593. The Rockies have 324 hits, including 54 doubles and 56 home runs. Colorado has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 22-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.94, Jeff Samardzija has a 1-2 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 143 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 357 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 318 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .379. He has 39 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 126. Brandon Belt is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 41 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Giants as a unit have 369 base hits, including 73 doubles and 42 homers. San Francisco has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 398 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies +115
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