Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 20 (8/20): MLB

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 20 (8/20): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Rockies money line +148
Rockies run line +1.5 (-105)
Giants money line -148
Giants run line -1.5 (-115)
Over / under 11

 

Key stats

  Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Record 51-69 59-59
Home / road record 33-30 25-30
Last 10 record 3-7 6-4
Streak L5 L2
Over / under record 58-56-6 55-55-7
Runs / game 4.48 4.50
Runs allowed / game 5.45 4.34

 

Preview

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.

Colorado Rockies

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:   Ryan Feltner (2-4, 6.39 ERA)

Feltner will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Rockies. Feltner took the loss during Sunday's 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings. He hasn't pitched against 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 Cobb (4-6, 3.99 ERA)

Cobb will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Giants. Cobb earned the win over Arizona on Monday, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five batters over six innings. He is 3-0 with an ERA of 5.71 and 16 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Rockies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

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.

Prediction

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 Feltner to the mound who's not having a good season and the Rockies have lost in 7 of his 8 starts this season. Alex Cobb will start for the Giants who has been good lately and has dominated the Rockies this season. The Giants shouldn't be so heavy favorites as they have been struggling so we get great value with the Rockies who are 37-27 ATS at home. Take the Rockies with the run line.

PICK: Rockies +1.5 (-105)

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