San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+135) Rockies (-155)
Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (5-2, 1st in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (5-4, 4th in NL West) at Coors Field on Monday. The Rockies open this game at -155 while the Giants are priced at +135. The over/under has been set at 12.5. The expected starting pitchers are Johnny Cueto and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/2/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
8/2/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/31/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/27/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
8/2/2020 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 5-4 overall record this season. Cueto has taken the ball for 1,863 innings and is sitting with 1,563 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.36 (695 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.193. He has allowed 1,689 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 534 free passes. Cueto (126-87 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 7,723 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 82 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 73. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .561. He has 12 hits this season in 30 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .767 and an OPS+ of 276. Wilmer Flores is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 30 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Giants have 76 hits, including 13 doubles and 7 home runs. San Francisco has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 60 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Gonzalez (6-14 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.88 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.12 and he has faced 620 opposing hitters in his MLB career. In his pro baseball career, Gonzalez has given up 129 hits while tallying 83 punchouts in 140 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 76 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.449 and a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 27 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.47. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 42 base knocks and 17 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 58 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .385 with an OBP of .500. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .846 with an OPS+ of 272. David Dahl is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 8 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .323. The Rockies as a unit have 63 base hits, including 9 doubles and 7 homers. Colorado has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out on 65 occasions. They have had 54 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 34 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies (-155)
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