Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Chris Stratton
The Colorado Rockies visit AT&T Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Tyler Anderson for the Rockies and Chris Stratton for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -143 and San Francisco at +133. The Rockies have a 60-77-8 over/under record and a 75-70-0 run line mark. The Giants are 73-74-0 against the run line and have a 61-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 60-77-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 75-70-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 61-79-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 73-74-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
09/06/18 CF Yonathan Daza Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/30/18 C Buster Posey Hip 60-day DL (08/25)
08/30/18 CF Steve Duggar Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); is out for season
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 60-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 80-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 149 strikeouts over his 156.1 innings pitched and he's given up 151 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 465 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,237 base hits and 647 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,255. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rockies hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 160 hits this season in 560 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 112. Nolan Arenado is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 155 hits and he has driven in 99 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Rockies have 1,267 hits, including 254 doubles and 185 home runs. Colorado has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,250 times as a unit. They have left 943 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 688 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 68-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Chris Stratton has a 9-9 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 126.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 134 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 502 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,241 base knocks and 568 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,151 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .344. He has 101 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 108. Brandon Crawford is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 125 hits in 485 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Giants as a unit have 1,210 base hits, including 235 doubles and 125 homers. San Francisco has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out on 1,319 occasions. They have had 1,008 men left on base and have an OPS of .676. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -143
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