Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 19 (8/19): MLB
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- Aug 19, 2022, 5:17:11 AM
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|Time||8:40 p.m. EST|
|Rockies money line||+130|
|Rockies run line||+1.5 (-110)|
|Giants money line||-155|
|Giants run line||-1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||11|
|Colorado Rockies||San Francisco Giants|
|Home / road record||33-30||25-30|
|Last 10 record||3-7||6-4|
|Over / under record||58-56-6||55-55-7|
|Runs / game||4.48||4.50|
|Runs allowed / game||5.45||4.34|
The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants will meet again to play 3-game series at the Coors Field. The Giants tied against the Dbacks in their last series while the Rockies were swept by the Cardinals. The Giants have the lead 5-3 in the last 8 head to head games vs Rockies so far this season.
The Rockies get here with a 51-69 record and have lost 5 straight games. The team is averaging 4.48 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, have 537 runs scored in 1076 hits and 105 home runs, ranking #12 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. CJ Cron is leading the team with 23 home runs and 80 RBI and a batting average of .277.
Defensively they are allowing 5.45 runs per game and rank #29 in the league. German Marquez leads the pitching staff with a 5.05 ERA, 108 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Rockies.
Probable Pitcher: Jose Urena (1-4, 4.80 ERA)
Urena will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Rockies. Urena allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Diamondbacks. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.91, 12 strikeouts and 1 save in 5 appearances versus the Giants in his career.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants get here with a 59-59 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.50 runs per game and they're batting for .236 AVG, 531 runs scored in 922 hits and 137 home runs, ranking #10 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Joc Pederson leads the team with 17 home runs and 46 RBI. Thairo Estrada is batting for an average of .268.
Defensively they are allowing 4.34 runs per game and rank #18 in the league. Carlos Rodon leads the pitching staff with a 2.89 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Alex Wood (8-9, 4.18 ERA)
Wood will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Giants. Wood didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 8-7 win against the Pirates, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in six innings. He has a 7-3 record with an ERA of 5.07 and 91 strikeouts in 22 appearances versus the Rockies in his career.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road.
San Francisco are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games.
Colorado Rockies are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 14 games at home.
Both teams struggled offensively in their last series, the Rockies scored 1.7 runs per game and the Giants scored 2.5 runs per game. For this game the Rockies will send Jose Urena to the mound who's not having a good season and the Rockies have lost in 7 of his 8 starts this season. Alex Wood will start for the Giants who has been good lately and has dominated the Rockies this season. The Giants have the better pitcher on the mound and are the better team overall. Take the Giants.
PICK: Giants ML (-155)
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