Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Oracle Park is the site where the San Francisco Giants (47-40) will meet the Colorado Rockies (33-55) on Saturday. The pitchers taking the mound are Connor Seabold and Alex Wood.
The Rockies have compiled 175 doubles as a unit and have hit 78 baseballs out of the park. Colorado has a slugging rate of .401 and have been called out on strikes 793 times, while drawing a walk on 247 occasions. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which is 20th in baseball. They have tallied 369 runs batted in as well as 759 hits for the season, while their team batting average sits at .255. They have racked up 385 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .316.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.57. Rockies pitchers have surrendered 131 long balls in addition to 532 total runs (29th in baseball). Colorado has allowed 859 base hits (10.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 494 earned runs. The Rockies have an earned run average of 5.81 over the course of the season (29th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 639 hitters. They have walked 338 batters and their FIP comes in at 5.31 as a team this season.
The Rockies have sent 286 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 140 runners on the season with 35.0% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 19 saves so far this season and have missed out on 12 of their 31 chances to save the game. The Rockies bullpen have earned a save percentage of 61.3% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 23 holds on the year (30th in MLB). Rockies pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 82 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rockies have converted 66.8% of balls in play into outs in their 6,882 innings on the field, which has them ranked 29th in professional baseball. The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 2,294 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 836 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which has them ranked 22nd in the majors, and have a total of 91 double plays.
Seabold has taken the mound for 88 innings and has earned 69 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 7.57 (74 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.659. He has conceded 115 hits (11.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 31 free passes. Seabold (1-9 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 6.18 while facing 413 opposing batters in the majors.
San Francisco has compiled 102 home runs on the campaign to go along with 399 runs batted in. They have recorded 148 doubles, while walking 299 times and scoring 408 runs. The San Francisco Giants have a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the campaign. The Giants have a SLG% of .406 and they average 4.69 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 837 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have earned 734 hits.
The San Francisco pitching staff have surrendered 377 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.94 (339 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 90 long balls and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.90 (763 strikeouts vs 235 walks). They are currently ranked 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 742.
Sitting with 84 save situations, the Giants have earned 40 holds and 9 blown saves. San Francisco has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relievers have come in 81 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.3% of 110 inherited base runners. They sit at 2nd in the league holding a save rate of 78.6%, and they have sent 266 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 81 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 857 assists, 64 errors and have accumulated 2,324 putouts for the season. In 6,972 innings played, the Giants have earned a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (27th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Wood has surrendered 1,108 hits while tallying 1,112 strikeouts in 1,166 innings pitched. Wood (74-63 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.74 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 485 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.30 and he has gone up against 4,893 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado
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