San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+180) Rockies (-215)
Donovan Solano and the San Francisco Giants (5-5, 4th in NL West) are headed to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (6-2, 1st in NL West). The odds on this contest have the Giants priced at +180 and the Rockies are at -215. The O/U is set at 13. The men taking the mound will be Kevin Gausman and German Marquez.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/2/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/2/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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 Wade Davis RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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 5-5 overall record this season. Gausman has taken the ball for 934 innings and is sitting with 865 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.31 (447 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.346. He has conceded 976 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 281 walks. Gausman (47-63 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.15 while he has faced 3,984 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 44 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 91 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 43 batters and struck out 76. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .253, good for 8th in the league. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .484 with an on-base percentage of .500. He has 15 hits this season in 31 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .710 and an OPS+ of 243. Evan Longoria is hitting .429 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 245 while his slugging percentage is at .786. The Giants have 84 hits, including 14 doubles and 9 home runs. San Francisco has walked 38 times so far this season and they have struck out 83 times as a unit. They have left 67 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 6-2 overall mark this year. Marquez (39-25 career mark) has earned a 4.26 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.85 and he has gone up against 2,383 opposing hitters in his career. So far in his MLB career, Marquez has surrendered 561 hits while he has totaled 581 K's in 564 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 267 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.262 and having a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 52 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 66 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.09 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .371. He has 12 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 144. Daniel Murphy is hitting .364 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 8 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Rockies as a unit have 75 base hits, including 10 doubles and 10 homers. Colorado has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 57 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 43 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants (+180)
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