Giants vs Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 9/17/23

Colorado Rockies (55-92) vs San Francisco Giants (75-73)

Game Info: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

Chris Flexen (1-7) (7.22) vs Sean Manaea (5-6) (4.80)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +149 / San Francisco Giants -163 --- Over/Under: 12 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Coors Field. 

Why is Chris Flexen Still Starting?

Chris Flexen is on the mound for the Rockies and he probably shouldn’t be starting anymore. Coming into this game he sits with a 1-7 record and an ERA of 7.22. In his last start he went 5.1 innings giving up nine hits and three runs. He was lucky to give up only three runs. The Rockies are averaging 4.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.89 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th while the pitching is ranked 30th. 

Giants Need Every Win

The Giants need every win at this point of the season and at this point this is basically a must win. The Giants are averaging 4.3 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st while the pitching is ranked 12th. Sean Manaea gets the start for the Giants and he sits with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 4.80. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be high scoring. Flexen sits with an ERA of 7.22 and he’s going to really struggle in this game. Manaea gets with an ERA of 4.80 and at Coors Field, he’s also going to really struggle here. Both of the offenses are going to have no issue running up the score, and the over will cash. this is going to be a game that could have 20 runs scored and it wouldn't be shocking. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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