Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Derek Holland
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Derek Holland for the Giants.
Colorado opens at +102 while San Francisco opens at -112. The Rockies have a 16-25-2 over/under record and a 23-20-0 run line mark. The Giants are 26-18-0 against the run line and have a 23-20-1 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 23-20-1 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 26-18-0 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
05/16/18 CF Austin Jackson Rest is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Cincinnati Reds
05/16/18 SS Brandon Crawford Rest is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Cincinnati Reds
05/16/18 C Buster Posey Rest is not in the starting lineup Wednesday vs Cincinnati Reds
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 Kyle Freeland has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 44 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. 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 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 353 base hits and 184 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 368. 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 4.01.
As a team Colorado is hitting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Rockies hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 44 hits this season in 139 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 149. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Rockies have 325 hits, including 54 doubles and 56 home runs. Colorado has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 397 times as a unit. They have left 276 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 22-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.79, Derek Holland has a 2-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 145 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 373 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 334 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Giants hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .405. He has 44 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 165. Buster Posey is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 40 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Giants as a unit have 392 base hits, including 77 doubles and 44 homers. San Francisco has walked 130 times this year and they have struck out on 416 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +102
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