Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+140) Giants (-152)
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (24-29, 4th in NL West) head to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (26-27, 3rd in NL West). The line on this contest has the Rockies priced at +140 and the Giants are at -152. The total has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Ryan Castellani and Logan Webb.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/22/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/22/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/22/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/21/2020 Nolan Arenado 3B Shoulder Out for the season
9/16/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/22/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/21/2020 Chadwick Tromp C Shoulder Probable for Sep 22
9/21/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Probable for Sep 22
9/21/2020 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
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
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 24-29 overall record this season. Castellani has taken the hill for 38 innings and has earned 24 punchouts. His ERA is 5.65 (24 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.387. He has surrendered 32 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 21 walks. Castellani (1-3 mark) has a FIP of 7.73 while he has gone up against 165 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.89 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 156 hitters and walked 77 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 5.45. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 505 base hits and 285 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 354. They have walked 3.3 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.
As a team Colorado is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .407 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. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 60 hits this season in 195 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 108. Ryan McMahon is hitting .212 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 146 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .390. The Rockies have 465 hits, including 67 doubles and 60 home runs. Colorado has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 476 times as a unit. They have left 340 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 248 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Webb (4-7 career record) has a 5.52 earned run average while giving up 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.34 and he has gone up against 393 hitters so far in his career. During his pro baseball career, Webb has allowed 97 base hits and he has 82 K's in 88 innings. He has surrendered 54 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.498 and having a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 96 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 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 414 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 427 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 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Giants hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .349. He has 41 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 126. Donovan Solano is hitting .341 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 58 hits in 170 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Giants as a unit have 476 base hits, including 93 doubles and 69 homers. San Francisco has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 441 occasions. They have had 356 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 267 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+140)
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