San Francisco Giants (75-74) vs. Colorado Rockies (56-92)
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies 9/17/23 – As the 2023 MLB season comes to a close, two clubs stand on the verge of potential postseason play: San Francisco Giants at 75-74 are poised for playoff contention while the Colorado Rockies struggle at 56-92 and are fighting mostly for pride and future momentum. These contrasting dynamics set the stage for an engaging showdown at Coors Field on Sunday, September 17th that offers something exciting for sports bettors as well as avid baseball fans alike.
Navigating through a difficult season, the Giants have only just managed to secure a positive win-loss record and need a performance surge to remain in postseason contention. Their batting statistics reveal a solid .240 average along with 160 homers and 632 runs scored–solid numbers but nothing special. Their pitching has been more capable, boasting a respectable 3.97 ERA with 1.25 WHIP; yet one weakness stands out; their recent road performance, where they have lost nine consecutive road contests- something they cannot ignore as they head into Coors Field this August.
The Rockies have endured an up-and-down season but are showing signs of late-season growth. Their overall record may not reflect it but their batting average of .248 is actually better than the Giants despite an inferior pitching staff (high 5.63 ERA and 1.53 WHIP indicate an unproductive bullpen/rotation), yet they currently boast five consecutive winning games at home (4-1) with 5-1 straight-up record during the recent homestand. While their postseason hopes may have long since passed them by, this could create momentum ahead of 2024. If you’re looking for some insights and recommendations on their upcoming games, don’t forget to check out some free proven MLB picks.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 3:10 PM ET|
Sean Manaea (5-6 W-L, 4.8 ERA) vs. Chris Flexen (1-7 W-L, 7.22 ERA)
Sean Manaea will take the mound for the Giants with an uninspiring 5-6 win-loss record and 4.8 ERA, but still boasts an impressive 1.29 WHIP and has amassed 115 strikeouts in 99.1 innings pitched this season. While strikeout ability may be his strong suit, he has given up 12 homers this season which could pose problems at Coors Field.
On the other side, the Rockies will field Chris Flexen, who has struggled this season with a 1-7 win-loss record and a ghastly 7.22 ERA. Flexen has given up 23 home runs in just 86 innings, and with a WHIP of 1.76, he’s allowing too many batters to get on base. The matchup against the shaky Giants offense could be his chance to turn things around, but on paper, this appears to be a pitching mismatch in favor of the Giants.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -160, Total Odds: 12
The betting odds place the Giants as the favorite with a moneyline of -160 and a spread of -1.5 at -110. The total for the game has been set at 12 runs. Given the pitching matchup and the hitting stats of both teams, the Giants look like the team to beat, but their recent road form could make this game closer than expected.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
Despite the Giants’ inconsistency lately, they are dominant against the Rockies, going 16-4 SU in their last 20 meetings. They have been an unpredictable bet recently, as the total has gone over in 6 of their last 9 games but under in 4 of their last 5 when playing on the road against Colorado.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a streaky team. They are currently on a five-game win streak and are 5-1 SU in their last six games at home. In their last six games against San Francisco, the total has gone over four times.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies 9/17/23 Betting Picks
This matchup offers an intriguing pitching duel that leans in favor of the Giants, but given their recent road woes, the Rockies have a genuine chance to play spoiler. Given the Giants’ superiority in their recent meetings, I’d go with the Giants’ moneyline at -160, although cautiously. The over/under at 12 could be worth a look, considering the volatile nature of both teams’ pitching and the propensity for high-scoring games at Coors Field. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some exclusive sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco Giants will win 8-5.