Colorado Rockies (51-88) vs. San Francisco Giants (70-70)
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants 9/9/23 – The Colorado Rockies, currently standing at 51-88, are set to face off against the San Francisco Giants, who are holding onto a balanced 70-70 record. The matchup is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 9:05 PM ET at Oracle Park, with the action available on MLBN. With both teams hovering near the lower end of their respective division standings, this game promises to be more than just a formality.
The Rockies have had a dismal season, with a particularly weak pitching staff reflected in a high 5.63 ERA and a WHIP of 1.53. Their offensive numbers don’t provide much solace either, hitting .248 with 611 runs and 135 home runs. They are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games and have a discouraging 1-13 SU record in their last 14 games against the Giants. Betting trends and stats are not in Colorado’s favor, making them the definite underdogs.
The Giants have been middling this season, standing at a break-even 70-70 record. Although their batting average of .237 and 594 runs scored indicate a tepid offensive lineup, their pitching stats are notably better than the Rockies, boasting a 4.05 ERA and a WHIP of 1.26. However, the Giants are on a six-game losing streak, and their recent form is far from encouraging. Check out our free MLB picks for more insights.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 9:05 PM ET|
Chase Anderson (0-4, 5.98 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb (9-12, 3.51 ERA)
Chase Anderson’s season has been underwhelming, to say the least. His 0-4 win-loss record already sets a somber tone, but when you dig into the numbers, it’s clear he has struggled in multiple areas. His 5.98 ERA indicates that he has been largely ineffective at keeping runs off the board. Furthermore, his WHIP of 1.48 suggests that he allows too many batters to reach base, either via hits or walks, thereby putting additional pressure on himself and his defense. Over 64.2 innings pitched, Anderson has allowed 74 hits, struck out 47, and walked 22. His home run allowance also stands at an alarming 16, further confirming his inability to control the game.
On the other hand, Alex Cobb for the Giants has been comparatively steadier. His 7-6 record isn’t eye-popping, but it’s serviceable. Cobb boasts a 3.74 ERA, indicating a much better job at limiting runs. His WHIP of 1.32, while not elite, is far better than Anderson’s and reveals a more controlled approach to pitching. In 144.1 innings, Cobb has given up 155 hits, struck out 128, and walked only 35. Additionally, his home run allowance stands at a more respectable 18. It’s worth noting that Cobb’s strikeout-to-walk ratio is better than Anderson’s, which typically indicates better command and the ability to get out of tight situations.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -250, Total Odds: 8
Given the Moneyline odds of +224 for the Rockies and -250 for the Giants, it’s evident that the latter are the favorites. The spread is also indicative of this, set at +1.5 (-111) for Colorado and -1.5 (-111) for San Francisco.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado’s recent trends do not paint a pretty picture. They are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games and 1-13 SU in their last 14 matchups against the Giants. They are also 2-12 SU in their last 14 road games and have been particularly poor when playing in San Francisco. Considering these trends, it’s tough to find much betting value on the Rockies.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
While the Giants have struggled recently, going 0-6 in their last six outings, they have consistently performed well against Colorado. Their record stands at 5-1 SU in their last six home games against the Rockies, and their total has gone UNDER in 15 of their last 19 games at Oracle Park, an indication of their strong pitching.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants 9/9/23 Betting Pick
Taking into account the starting pitchers, team stats, and betting trends, the scales tilt overwhelmingly in favor of the San Francisco Giants. Alex Cobb’s pitching advantages, coupled with the Giants’ historical dominance over the Rockies—especially at home—makes them the safer bet. Even though both teams have struggled recently, the Giants’ superior stats and trends can’t be ignored. For more insights, check out our free winning sports picks today.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco Giants will win 6-2.