Giants vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/11/2022

by | May 11, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (18-12) roll into Wednesday’s matchup with the Colorado Rockies (16-14) looking to extend a four-game winning streak. The contest starts at 3:45 PM ET with the Giants listed as -204 favorites on the moneyline. San Francisco’s Alex Cobb gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Chad Kuhl.

Giants vs. Rockies Spread and Betting Line

Giants vs Rockies Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Giants -204 +170 7.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +105 -127

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+170) and Over (7.5)

Giants vs. Rockies Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Cobb
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Chad Kuhl
  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:45 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Stadium: Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Cobb Kuhl
4 GS 5
1-1 W-L 3-0
4.80 ERA 1.82
15.0 IP 29.2
6 BB 9
22 SO 22

Giants Starter Alex Cobb

  • Cobb gets the start for the Giants, his fifth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, when the right-hander went five innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The 34-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.80, with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings, in four games this season. Opponents have a .270 batting average against him.
  • He will take the mound against a Rockies offense that ranks second in MLB with 263 total hits (on a .260 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .410 (third in MLB) with 28 total home runs (13th in MLB).

Rockies Starter Chad Kuhl

  • Kuhl (3-0) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed three hits in six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 1.82 and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .158 in five games this season.
  • He’s going for his fifth quality start in a row.
  • Kuhl has four starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Giants rank second in MLB with 148 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 31 home runs (ninth in the league).

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have won 16, or 69.6%, of the 23 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • San Francisco has a record of 4-1 when favored by -204 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Giants have a 67.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • San Francisco’s games have gone over the total in 15 of their 31 chances.
  • The Giants are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have been underdogs in 20 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (45%) in those contests.
  • This season, Colorado has come away with a win one times in six chances when named as an underdog of at least +170 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rockies have a 37% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Colorado and their opponents have gone over in 15 of their 30 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rockies are 14-16-0 against the spread in their 30 games that had a posted line this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wilmer Flores has put up a team-high batting average of .270 and paces the Giants in runs batted in (19).
  • Including all MLB hitters, Flores ranks 52nd in batting average, 51st in on-base percentage, and 65th in slugging.
  • Flores brings a hitting streak of three games into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a double, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Thairo Estrada has seven doubles, two home runs and five walks while hitting .245.
  • Estrada ranks 123rd in home runs and 27th in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
  • Estrada has two straight games with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two doubles and four RBI.
  • Brandon Crawford has five doubles, two home runs and 13 walks while batting .222.
  • Joc Pederson has put his power on display as he leads his team with six home runs.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Wilmer Flores 27 .270 .342 .420 3 19 27
Thairo Estrada 30 .245 .277 .364 2 18 27
Brandon Crawford 28 .222 .330 .333 2 10 22
Joc Pederson 23 .257 .299 .543 6 11 18
Brandon Belt 19 .236 .375 .458 4 10 17

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron has a team-high nine home runs and has driven in 24 runs.
  • In all of MLB, Cron ranks first in home runs and fourth in RBI.
  • Connor Joe has five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 13 walks while hitting .289.
  • Among all major league hitters, Joe is 48th in homers and 104th in RBI.
  • Charlie Blackmon has six doubles, four home runs and eight walks while hitting .225.
  • Jose Iglesias leads the Rockies with a .333 batting average.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 30 .307 .355 .623 9 24 35
Connor Joe 28 .289 .367 .474 4 11 33
Charlie Blackmon 26 .225 .282 .402 4 12 23
José Iglesias 25 .333 .383 .425 0 9 29
Randal Grichuk 23 .292 .333 .461 4 16 26

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Rockies

After taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Rockies on the moneyline at +170. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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