San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/2/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+130) Rockies (-141)
Donovan Solano and the San Francisco Giants (17-19, 4th in NL West) head to Coors Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (17-18, 3rd in NL West). The Rockies open this game at -141 while the Giants are coming in at +130. The total opens at 12.5. The men taking the mound will be Logan Webb and Kyle Freeland.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
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 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/1/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/31/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/30/2020 David Dahl CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/30/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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. Webb (4-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.76 and he has gone up against 311 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.82 (38 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.425. He has given up 74 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 27 walks. Webb has taken the hill for 71 frames and has racked up 67 punchouts thus 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 18th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 36 hits this season in 110 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 131. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .568. 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 17-18 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Freeland has surrendered 520 hits and he has 385 K's in 505 innings pitched. He has allowed 229 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.390 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 and he has gone up against 2,176 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Freeland (33-30 record in his career) has earned a 4.08 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.01 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 173 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 242 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 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .317. He has 34 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 99. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .351 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 47 hits in 134 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Rockies as a unit have 313 base hits, including 47 doubles and 40 homers. Colorado has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 303 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.8 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 (-141)
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