Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rockies (+180) Giants (-196)
Oracle Park is the venue where Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (27-27, 3rd in NL West) will take on the Colorado Rockies (24-30, 4th in NL West) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Rockies priced at +180 and the Giants are at -196. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Chi Chi Gonzalez and Kevin Gausman.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/23/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/23/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/23/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
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
9/23/2020 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/23/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/23/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/22/2020 Chadwick Tromp C Shoulder Out for the season
9/22/2020 Luis Alexander Basabe RF Leg Probable for Sep 23
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 24-30 overall record this season. Gonzalez has pitched in 154 innings and has earned 95 punchouts in his career. His ERA is 5.14 (88 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.459. He has given up 143 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 82 walks. Gonzalez (6-16 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.47 and he has faced 686 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.96 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 159 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.46. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 515 base hits and 290 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 358. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.08.
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As a team Colorado is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 62 hits this season in 210 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 125. Kevin Pillar is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 187 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Rockies have 473 hits, including 68 doubles and 60 home runs. Colorado has walked 149 times so far this season and they have struck out 486 times as a unit. They have left 348 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 250 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 27-27 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Gausman has given up 1,006 hits while tallying 923 K's in 978 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 464 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.13 and he has faced 4,162 batters in his MLB career. Gausman (50-66 mark in his career) has earned a 4.27 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 191 batters and walked 97 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 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 422 base knocks and 244 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 196 hitters and struck out 437 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 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Giants hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .410. He has 39 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .573 with an OPS+ of 169. Evan Longoria is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 45 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Giants as a unit have 486 base hits, including 96 doubles and 71 homers. San Francisco has walked 173 times this year and they have struck out on 445 occasions. They have had 365 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 272 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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