San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+152) Rockies (-165)
David Dahl and the Colorado Rockies (8-2, 1st in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (5-7, 4th in NL West) at Coors Field on Thursday. The Giants open this matchup at +152 while the Rockies are priced at -165. The total is set at 12.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tyler Anderson and Kyle Freeland.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/4/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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 5-7 overall record this season. Anderson (18-25 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.58 while going up against 1,717 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.68 (210 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.344. He has surrendered 413 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 130 free passes. Anderson has taken the hill for 404 innings and has accounted for 371 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 107 base hits and 61 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 94. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .251, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .457 with an on-base percentage of .474. He has 16 hits this season in 35 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .657 and an OPS+ of 220. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .473. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 216 while his slugging percentage is at .643. The Giants have 100 hits, including 16 doubles and 12 home runs. San Francisco has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 76 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 8-2 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Freeland has given up 483 hits while he has totaled 368 K's in 474 innings. He has given up a total of 215 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.390 and having a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.09 and he has gone up against 2,048 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Freeland (33-29 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.08 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 68 base knocks and 30 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 27 hitters and struck out 83 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.38.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. David Dahl comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .311. He has 11 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 75. Trevor Story is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .432. He has collected 11 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .639. The Rockies as a unit have 92 base hits, including 11 doubles and 13 homers. Colorado has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 87 occasions. They have had 67 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 55 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Giants and under the total runs
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