San Francisco Giants (75-71) vs. Colorado Rockies (53-92)
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies 9/15/23 – The San Francisco Giants (75-71) are set to take on the Colorado Rockies (53-92) in an intriguing late-season matchup. Scheduled for September 15, 2023, at 8:40 PM ET, the game will unfold at Coors Field and be broadcast on SportsNet RM. While the Giants are still in the hunt for a postseason berth, the Rockies are looking to conclude a disappointing campaign on a positive note.
The San Francisco Giants are on an impressive pace this season with a 75-71 record. Their team batting average stands at.241, boasting 630 runs and 160 homers. Furthermore, the Giants boasted an on-base percentage of.316 and slugging percentage of.392. Additionally, their pitching staff’s impressive 3.99 ERA/WHIP of 1.25 contributed significantly towards their competitive run this year.
Colorado Rockies have struggled mightily this season with their 53-92 record, posting only an.2448 team batting average and hitting just 142 home runs compared to the Giants’ 644 runs scored and 576 homers hit. Their pitching staff’s 5.66 ERA and 1.54 WHIP have also been major causes for concern throughout this year’s struggle.
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San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Game Info
Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:40 PM ET
Logan Webb (10-12, 3.40 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (0-4, 6.49 ERA)
Logan Webb, with an overall record of 10-12 W-L this season, has been an indispensable member of the Giants pitching staff. Although his win-loss record may not stand out immediately, his metrics show a more efficient pitcher. He has posted an impressive 3.4 ERA and 1.08 WHIP this season, consistently keeping batters at bay. Webb pitched 193 innings this year – serving as an invaluable workhorse for his team – with 177 strikeouts showing his ability to close out at-bats effectively. Webb’s low walk count of 29 further amplifies his WHIP and showcases his remarkable control, while 20 home runs allowed in 292 innings pitched are reasonable given how often he’s pitched. Webb’s ability to pitch deep into games while remaining effective is an invaluable asset to the Giants bullpen rest and strategy planning going forward.
Chase Anderson, unfortunately, stands in stark contrast to Webb this season. His 0-5 record speaks volumes about his struggles, but what’s even more alarming is his 6.49 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. These numbers, along with 68 innings pitched, paint a picture of a pitcher who has battled control issues, indicated by 24 walks, and has been far too hittable, giving up 80 hits in those innings. Anderson’s 50 strikeouts also show that he lacks the finishing punch in at-bats, further supported by the high number of hits and home runs (17) he’s allowed. His pitching mechanics, control, and effectiveness have been below par this season, putting the Rockies in a precarious position every time he takes the mound.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -175, Total Odds: 11.5
San Francisco Giants are favored with a spread of -1.5 at odds of -116, and a moneyline of -175. The Rockies are underdogs, with a spread of +1.5 at odds of +104 and a moneyline of +160. The total is set at 11.5, with the over at -115 and the under at -105.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco has been hot lately, going 5-1 SU in their last 6 games and an astonishing 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against the Rockies. However, they have a perplexing 0-6 SU record in their last 6 road games, though that doesn’t extend to Colorado where they are 8-0 SU in their last 8 road games against the Rockies. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games and 4 of their last 5 against NL opponents.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies are going through a rough patch, registering 5-15 SU in their last 20 games and 3-7 SU in their last 10 home games. They have an even worse record against the Giants, going 0-8 SU in their last 8 home games against them. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games against NL West opponents and 12 of their last 18 games in September.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies 9/15/23 Betting Picks
Considering the recent trends, overall team stats, and the pitching matchup, this game heavily favors the San Francisco Giants. Logan Webb’s superior pitching stats and the Giants’ dominance over the Rockies in recent meetings make them the overwhelming favorites. Although the Giants have been poor on the road lately, their record at Coors Field speaks volumes.
Given the factors discussed, it would be wise to pick the Giants at the -1.5 spread and consider the OVER on the total runs, given both teams’ recent trends toward high-scoring games. The Rockies’ poor form and weak pitching make the Giants a strong bet for this matchup. For the free daily sports picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco Giants will win 8-3.