Giants vs Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 9/16/23

Colorado Rockies (54-92) vs San Francisco Giants (75-72)

Game Info: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Coors Field)

Peter Lambert/Kyle Freeland vs Keaton Winn/Alex Cobb

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The San Francisco Giants will play the Colorado Rockies in a doubleheader on Saturday at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Colorado won the first game in this series by a score of 3-2 on Friday night, which pushed the Giants one game out of the last NL Wild Card spot. 

Giants Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 75-72 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Prior to this series, San Francisco won two out of three games against the Guardians at home and all three games against the Rockies at home. The Giants have scored 5+ runs in five of their last seven games. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 3.97 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average this year. The Giants offense has scored 632 runs with a .240 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. J.D. Davis is batting .251 with 18 home runs and 68 RBI’s for the Giants. The projected starting pitcher in Game 1 is Keaton Winn, who is 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 33 innings pitched this season. The projected starting pitcher for Game 2 is Alex Cobb, who is 7-6 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 149.1 innings pitched. 

Rockies Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 54-92 this season and they have won three games in a row. Colorado came into this series after winning two out of three games at home against the Cubs. The Rockies have only allowed nine runs in their last three games, but they allowed 5+ runs in each of their previous five games. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.63 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a .286 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 643 runs with a .248 batting average and a .309 on base percentage this season. Ryan McMahon is batting .247 with 23 home runs and 70 RBI’s for the Rockies. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado in Game 1 is Peter Lambert, who is 3-7 with a 5.36 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 87.1 innings pitched. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado in Game 2 is Kyle Freeland, who is 6-14 with a 5.07 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 152.2 innings pitched this year.

Colorado Rockies Team Facts

  • The Rockies have lost each of their last eight day games against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight day games against the Giants following a win.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five home games against NL West opponents.

San Francisco Giants Team Facts

  • The Giants have lost each of their last seven road games against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven road games against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five day games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.286).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for hits allowed this season (1431).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank T3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (159).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 27th in the league for triples this season (12).

Pick

The Giants come into this doubleheader looking for two wins, as they try to make up ground in the NL Wild Card race. Colorado has been pretty bad this season, but they have won three games in a row. Keaton Winn has been pretty solid for the Giants in his recent starts, while Lambert has allowed 10 earned runs in his last two starts. In Game 2, Cobb has allowed five earned runs in his last 17 innings, while Freeland has allowed 11 earned runs in his last 17.2 innings of work. I am going to take the Giants to win Game 1 and I am going to take the Giants -1.5 in Game 2. 

David’s Pick Game 1: Giants ML Game 2: Giants -1.5

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