Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (-105) Giants (-115)
Evan Longoria and the San Francisco Giants (26-26, 3rd in NL West) play the Colorado Rockies (23-29, 4th in NL West) at Oracle Park on Monday. The Giants open this contest at -115 while the Rockies are priced at -105. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be German Marquez and Johnny Cueto.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/20/2020 Nolan Arenado 3B Shoulder Probable for Sep 21
9/19/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/19/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/20/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/16/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/13/2020 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 23-29 overall record this season. Marquez (40-30 career mark) has a FIP of 3.91 and he has gone up against 2,627 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.32 (298 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.278. He has given up 623 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 170 free passes. Marquez has thrown 620 innings and has totaled 630 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.96 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 152 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.57. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 492 base hits and 280 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 161 batters and struck out 344. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.05.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 46 hits this season in 182 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 83. Trevor Story is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 199 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Rockies have 446 hits, including 66 doubles and 59 home runs. Colorado has walked 141 times so far this season and they have struck out 454 times as a unit. They have left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 26-26 overall mark this year. In his career, Cueto has given up 1,728 hits while tallying 1,604 strikeouts in 1,908 innings. He has allowed 718 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.195 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and he has faced 7,914 opposing batters thus far in his career. Cueto (128-88 career mark) has earned a 3.39 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 235 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 411 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Giants hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .318. He has 45 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 111. Brandon Belt is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 36 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Giants as a unit have 455 base hits, including 91 doubles and 65 homers. San Francisco has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 422 occasions. They have had 337 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 251 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rockies and under 8.5 runs
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