Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (-103) Giants (-107)
Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies (23-29, 4th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (26-26, 3rd in NL West). The Rockies open this game at -103 while the Giants are coming in at -107. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kyle Freeland and Drew Smyly.
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 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/20/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/20/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Probable for Sep 21
9/16/2020 Reyes Moronta RP 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. Freeland has taken the ball for 525 innings and has accumulated 402 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.10 (239 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.392. He has given up 541 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 190 walks. Freeland (33-31 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 and he has faced 2,268 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.95 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 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 5.52. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 499 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 349. 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 5.03.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ryan McMahon is hitting .208 with an on-base percentage of .290. He has 30 hits this season in 144 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 70. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Rockies have 456 hits, including 66 doubles and 59 home runs. Colorado has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 465 times as a unit. They have left 333 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 241 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Smyly (35-34 career record) is the owner of a 4.15 ERA and has conceded 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 and he has gone up against 2,933 batters during his MLB career. During his career, Smyly has surrendered 662 base hits while tallying 699 K's in 700 innings pitched. He has surrendered 323 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 179 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 405 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 189 hitters and struck out 416 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 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Giants hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Donovan Solano comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .376. He has 56 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 139. Brandon Crawford is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 41 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Giants as a unit have 470 base hits, including 92 doubles and 68 homers. San Francisco has walked 163 times this year and they have struck out on 436 occasions. They have had 345 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 265 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (-103)
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