San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+107) Rockies (-117)
Coors Field is the venue where Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (17-17, 3rd in NL West) will play the San Francisco Giants (17-19, 4th in NL West) on Tuesday. The Giants open this game at +107 while the Rockies are coming in at -117. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kevin Gausman and Jon Gray.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/30/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/30/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/29/2020 Trevor Cahill SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/30/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/30/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 17-19 overall record this season. Gausman (48-65 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.14 and he has faced 4,099 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.31 (460 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.341. He has given up 1,001 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 288 free passes. Gausman has taken the hill for 961 innings and has earned 903 K's so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 290 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 283. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 37 hits this season in 132 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 164. Donovan Solano is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Giants have 308 hits, including 58 doubles and 45 home runs. San Francisco has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 302 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 172 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 17-17 overall mark this year. So far in his MLB career, Gray has allowed 681 hits and he has 691 strikeouts in 678 innings pitched. He has allowed 340 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and he has faced 2,895 batters during his pro baseball career. Gray (45-36 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.51 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.09 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 316 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 93 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .354 with an OBP of .401. He has 46 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 130. Nolan Arenado is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 33 hits in 123 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Rockies as a unit have 306 base hits, including 46 doubles and 40 homers. Colorado has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 291 occasions. They have had 236 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 168 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (-117)
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