Giants vs Rockies MLB Odds & Expert Pick – September 3rd.

Giants vs Rockies MLB Expert Pick – September 3rd

Written by on September 3, 2018

Here’s something unusual: the Colorado Rockies are at home and their game total isn’t the highest on the board. That’s because it’s a solid pitching matchup between the San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner and Colorado’s Tyler Anderson. The Rox are slight home favorites on the MLB Odds.

How to Bet Giants vs Rockies MLB Odds & Game Info


Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: San Francisco Giants 4.00 / Colorado Rockies 5.10
  • Hits: San Francisco Giants 8.60 / Colorado Rockies 10.40
  • Walks: San Francisco Giants 2.80 / Colorado Rockies 2.30
  • Strikeouts: San Francisco Giants 6.30 / Colorado Rockies 7.20

Why Bet on San Francisco?

The Giants pretty much waved the white flag on the season over the weekend in trading outfielder Andrew McCutchen, a free agent to be, to the New York Yankees. They get two low-level prospects for the former NL MVP. To take his spot on the roster, the team called up outfielder Chris Shaw, ranked as the team’s No. 4 prospect. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the plan is to play Shaw every day in left field over the final month of the regular season. With the out of the playoff picture, they’ll use the opportunity to let the 24-year-old get some run at the big-league level and give themselves an extended time to evaluate him. A first-round pick of the Giants from the 2015 draft, Shaw hit .259/.308/.505 with 24 homers and 65 RBI at Triple-A Sacramento this season. San Francisco enters on a two-game skid to fall two games under .500. It was beaten 4-1 at home by the Mets on Sunday. SS Brandon Crawford (left knee) missed his third consecutive game and it’s not clear if he’ll go here. No reason to rush him with nothing to play for. It’s ace lefty Madison Bumgarner (5-5, 2.68 ERA) on the mound. Bumgarner didn’t factor into the decision in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks, firing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts against four hits and four walks. Bumgarner was dominant, and though he found himself in occasional trouble — mainly a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the sixth inning — he was able to work out of it en route to matching zeros with opposing starter Clay Buchholz. It was MadBum’s fourth quality start in five tries. Since June 1, Giants pitchers have posted a 3.24 ERA, which ranks as the best figure in the Majors (Dodgers are second with a 3.31 ERA). The Giants’ 24 one-run victories this season are tied with Tampa Bay for the fourth-most in the Majors behind Seattle (33), Oakland (27) and Milwaukee (27). SF has played a total of 48 games decided by one run or fewer, the third-most in MLB behind Tampa Bay (52) and Seattle (51).

Why Bet on Colorado?

Colorado is battling for the NL West lead and has won two straight following a 7-3 victory in San Diego on Sunday. Ian Desmond went 1-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases. He kick-started the Rockies’ three-run seventh inning with a leadoff single and a timely stolen base off Padres starter Jacob Nix. He swiped third base off reliever Trey Wingenter and came around to score the go-ahead run later in the frame. He’s hitting .230 with 70 runs scored, 20 homers, 77 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 515 plate appearances. David Dahl had a solo homer and a sac fly in the win. He’s hitting .253 (19-for-75) with four homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases in 23 games since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on August 5. Charlie Blackmon was 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scores. It was Blackmon’s ninth three-hit game of the year and 43rd multi-hit effort of the season. Giants vs Rockies is scheduled for Monday afternoon. The Rockies are 35-20 since June 28 (.636), the second-highest winning percentage in the National League and fourth-best clip in the Majors. Since June 28, the Rockies have posted a 3.79 team ERA (494.0 IP, 208 ER), the sixth-lowest ERA in the NL over that span. Rockies starters have a 3.69 ERA (333.1 IP, 136 ER) over that span, the seventh-lowest mark in the NL. It’s lefty Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.79) here. He beat the Francisco Giants on July 4 at home, 1-0, working a career-high tying eight innings (also: June 29 at Los Angeles-NL) of shutout baseball with two walks and nine strikeouts. Anderson has a career record of 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA (30.2 IP, 14 ER) in five previous starts vs. San Francisco. He is 2-5 with a 4.29 ERA (79.2 IP, 38 ER) in 14 starts at home this year. Anderson is 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA (199.0 IP, 83 ER) in 34 career games, 33 starts, at Coors Field. He’s 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA (15.1 IP, 2 ER) in two starts vs. the Giants in Denver.

Latest MLB Betting Trends for Giants vs Rockies

  • Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings
  • Rockies are 1-4 in Anderson’s last 5 starts vs. Giants
  • Giants are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings
  • San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 8 games
  • Colorado is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games

Giants vs Rockies MLB Betting Prediction

Go Giants in a minor upset.