San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. German Marquez
The San Francisco Giants head to Coors Field on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants and German Marquez for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at +145 and Colorado at -155. The Giants have a 59-72-7 over/under mark and a 70-68-0 run line record. The Rockies are 70-66-0 against the run line and have a 57-71-8 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 59-72-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 70-68-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 57-71-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 70-66-0 against the run line
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 10-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)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 68-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.47 and a WHIP of 1.04 this year. He has 72 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,176 base hits and 526 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 1,077. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .242, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 120 hits this season in 462 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 99. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 489 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Giants have 1,146 hits, including 227 doubles and 117 home runs. San Francisco has walked 401 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,224 times as a unit. They have left 956 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 3.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 74-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, German Marquez has a 11-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 173 strikeouts over the 157.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,159 base knocks and 611 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,157 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .382. He has 147 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 136. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 146 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Rockies as a unit have 1,174 base hits, including 228 doubles and 167 homers. Colorado has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 1,171 occasions. They have had 886 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +145
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