Giants vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/17/2022

by | May 17, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (21-14) and Curt Casali (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-163) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Colorado Rockies (17-18) on Tuesday at 8:40 PM ET. Alex Cobb takes the mound for San Francisco while Chad Kuhl is Colorado’s starter for the contest.

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 -163 +140 11.5 -102 -118 -1.5 -111 -109

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+140) and Under (11.5)

Giants vs. Rockies Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Cobb
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Chad Kuhl
  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Coors Field

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Cobb Kuhl
5 GS 6
2-1 W-L 3-1
3.98 ERA 2.88
20.1 IP 34.1
8 BB 12
28 SO 30

Giants Starter Alex Cobb

  • Cobb (2-1) takes the mound for the Giants in his sixth start of the season. He has a 3.98 ERA in 20 1/3 innings pitched, with 28 strikeouts.
  • The righty’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, when he went 5 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • The 34-year-old has amassed a 3.98 ERA and 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings across five games this season, while giving up a batting average of .247 to his opponents.
  • Cobb is yet to record a quality start so far this season.
  • Cobb is looking for his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.0 innings per appearance on the mound.
  • He will face a Rockies squad that is batting .262 as a unit (first in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .410 (fifth in MLB) with 34 total home runs (13th in MLB).
  • Cobb has pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out six against the Rockies this season.

Rockies Starter Chad Kuhl

  • The Rockies will send Kuhl (3-1) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 2.88 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .189.
  • He has four quality starts in six chances this season.
  • Kuhl has made four starts of five or more innings in six chances this season, and averages 5.2 frames when he pitches.
  • The Giants have scored 176 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They are batting .245 for the campaign with 39 home runs, seventh in the league.
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Giants in one game, and they have gone 7-for-21 with a home run and five RBI over 4 2/3 innings.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have entered the game as favorites 28 times this season and won 19, or 67.9%, of those games.
  • San Francisco has a record of 7-3 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -163 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 62% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 36 opportunities.
  • In 35 games with a spread this season, the Giants are 17-18-0 ATS.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have been victorious in nine, or 40.9%, of the 22 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Colorado has won two of 10 games when listed as at least +140 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 41.7% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Colorado have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 20 of 35 chances this season.
  • In 35 games with a line this season, the Rockies have a mark of 16-19-0 against the spread.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Thairo Estrada is batting .248 with seven doubles, two home runs and six walks.
  • In all of the majors, Estrada is 161st in home runs and 52nd in RBI.
  • Wilmer Flores’ 20 RBI and .261 batting average are both team-highs.
  • Flores is 104th in homers and 34th in RBI in the majors.
  • Joc Pederson has launched a team-best seven home runs.
  • Brandon Crawford has five doubles, three home runs and 13 walks while hitting .203.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Thairo Estrada 34 .248 .281 .352 2 18 31
Wilmer Flores 31 .261 .328 .405 3 20 29
Joc Pederson 28 .235 .287 .506 7 14 20
Brandon Crawford 33 .203 .299 .322 3 14 24
Brandon Belt 24 .239 .355 .413 4 11 22

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron paces the Rockies with nine home runs and 27 runs batted in, while posting a team-best batting average of .311.
  • Cron ranks sixth in home runs and sixth in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Cron carries a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .333 with a double, two walks and three RBI.
  • Connor Joe has five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 17 walks while batting .281.
  • Joe is 67th in home runs and 151st in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Charlie Blackmon has seven doubles, five home runs and nine walks while batting .217.
  • Ryan McMahon has seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 walks while hitting .260.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 35 .311 .361 .585 9 27 42
Connor Joe 32 .281 .370 .445 4 11 36
Charlie Blackmon 30 .217 .271 .400 5 16 26
Ryan McMahon 34 .260 .355 .431 4 18 32
José Iglesias 29 .304 .360 .382 0 11 31

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Rockies

Our best bet is the Rockies on the moneyline at +140 after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will under the total of 11.5 runs.

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