Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction MLB Picks 5/18/24

San Francisco Giants (20-25) vs Colorado Rockies (15-28)

Game Info: Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Oracle Park)

Kyle Harrison (3-1) (3.42) vs Ty Blach (1-1) (3.00)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -200 / Colorado Rockies +167 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action from Oracle Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Colorado Rockies will send out Ty Blach for the start here and Blach is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts this season. This will be Blach’s second career start against San Francisco. The Giants will send out Kyle Harrison here and Harrison is 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. In his career, Harrison is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 7 strikeouts against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies Recap

The Colorado Rockies will look to bounce back after their loss to the Giants in Friday’s series opener in a 10-5 defeat. The loss snapped Colorado’s seven-game win streak and put the Rockies series win streak in jeopardy after series sweeps over the Padres and Rangers over the last week.

Rockies Still Producing At The Plate Despite Friday’s Loss

Ryan McMahon leads the charge for the Rockies with 51 hits including team-highs of 6 home runs, 24 RBIs and 10 doubles with a .309 batting average while Elias Diaz has a .299 batting average with 41 hits and 8 doubles as well as 21 RBIs. Ezequiel Tovar has a team-high 13 doubles as well as 57 strikeouts with 4 stolen bases while Brenton Doyle has 9 doubles, a pair of triples and a team-high 8 stolen bases.

Why the Colorado Rockies will win

  • The Rockies have won each of their last seven games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Giants have lost four of their last five games as favorites against NL West opponents following a home win.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 11 day games following a home win.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last seven games after playing the previous day.
  • The Rockies have led after 5 innings in four of their last five games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as home favorites against NL West opponents.

San Francisco Giants Recap

The San Francisco Giants broke out offensively on Friday in the series opener and will try to build up some steam, looking to rebound after a series loss to the Dodgers to start the week.

Giants Looking To Pick It Up At The Plate

Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 42 hits along with a team-high 7 home runs and 24 RBIs while also chipping in 8 doubles. Michael Conforto has 40 hits with 7 home runs, 7 doubles and 20 RBIs while Matt Chapman has a team-high 10 doubles with 5 homers, 20 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Estrada also has the dubious distinction of leading the Giants with 48 strikeouts this season.

Why the San Francisco Giants will win

  • The Rockies have lost each of their last seven games at Oracle Park against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Giants have won each of their last six home games against the Rockies.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line each of their last six games at Oracle Park against teams that held a losing record.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Rockies' last three games at Oracle Park.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last seven games at Oracle Park against National League opponents that held a losing record.

Rockies vs. Giants Prediction

I’m on the over here. I think the Rockies still can put some runs up here like they did on Friday, but I’m not a huge Ty Blach fan and the Colorado bullpen was worked fairly hard on Friday. On the other side, Hicks is a flamethrower, but I think he gives up a few as well as the Giants’ bullpen and all in all I think this total is simply too low. Give me the over here.

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

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