Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Free Pick 04/14/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-04-14

Nolan Arenado and the struggling Colorado Rockies will be hitting the diamond against their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. The game will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET and the matchup will be televised on both ATRM and NSBA.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+110) is the home-team underdog to Colorado (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 7.5 runs. The odds for playing the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Rockies -1.5 (+125) and Giants +1.5 (-145).

The Rockies have gone only 3-12 SU this year and are 4-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.1 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 7.8 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread only once over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 7-9 SU and 6-9 ATS. They’ve lost 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.0 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 5-9-1 so far in 2019. Rockies games have gone under eight times, gone over five times and pushed on one occasion.

German Marquez is getting the start for Colorado. The right-handed Marquez is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face San Francisco this year, but he made two starts against the Giants in 2018, compiling a 0-1 record against them with a 3.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

The Giants are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Derek Holland (1-1, 3.38 ERA), who has 21 strikeouts and eight walks as well as a 1.25 WHIP. Holland made three starts against the team in 2018, posting a 1-1 record in 2018, compiling a 1-1 record with a 4.58 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 3.2 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20, a WHIP of 1.10 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 1.86, a WHIP of 1.00 and a K/9 of 8.5. In 13 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.72 and the bullpen’s ERA is 1.80.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 2.9 runs per outing, including 3.0 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .218/.282/.358 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Right fielder Steven Duggar and shortstop Brandon Crawford have led the Giants’ batters so far. Duggar is slashing .238/.265/.349 with 15 hits, six RBIs and six runs scored, while Crawford’s line sits at .241/.305/.278 with 13 hits, one RBI and four runs.

For the visitors, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.08 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.41, along with a WHIP of 1.50.

Rockies hitters have slashed .203/.263/.313 on their way to 2.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been powered by third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story. Arenado is slashing .246/.299/.311 with 15 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored, while Story is hitting .241/.313/.448 with 14 hits, four homers, nine RBIs and nine runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 4.1 units and are 1-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 0.8 units and are 2-5 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in two of those games, compared to four that went under the total.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

The over has cashed in three of Colorado’s last seven outings.

The Rockies have a total OPS of .576 this season, including an OPS of .584 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .598 overall and .651 against southpaws.

The Rockies have dropped 12 of their last 13 games SU.

The Colorado defense has coughed up zero errors over the last five games, compared to four errors for San Francisco over its last five.

The Rockies have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit seven over their last 10.

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