Giants vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/18/2022

by | May 18, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (22-14) hope to complete a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies (17-19) when the teams meet at 3:10 PM ET Wednesday. The Giants are -158 favorites to keep the Rockies out of the win column in the series. Logan Webb will get the ball for San Francisco while Colorado counter with Kyle Freeland.

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 -158 +136 10.5 -117 -103 -1.5 -106 -114

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+136) and Over (10.5)

Giants vs. Rockies Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Logan Webb
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Kyle Freeland
  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Coors Field

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Webb Freeland
7 GS 7
5-1 W-L 1-4
3.48 ERA 4.91
41.1 IP 36.2
11 BB 11
28 SO 26

Giants Starter Logan Webb

  • The Giants will send Webb (5-1) to the mound for his eighth start of the season. He is 5-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 28 strikeouts through 41 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, when he threw six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.48, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season. Opponents are batting .273 against him.
  • Webb has registered five quality starts this year.
  • Webb is seeking his fifth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.3 frames per appearance on the hill.
  • He will match up with a Rockies offense that is batting .264 as a unit (first in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .411 (fifth in MLB) with 35 total home runs (14th in MLB).
  • This season, the 25-year-old ranks 29th in ERA (3.48), 47th in WHIP (1.331), and 52nd in K/9 (6.1) among qualifying pitchers.

Rockies Starter Kyle Freeland

  • Freeland (1-4) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on 12 hits in a matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 4.91 and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .307.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in seven starts this season.
  • Freeland has five starts of five or more innings this season in seven chances. He averages 5.1 innings per outing.
  • The Giants are batting .248 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .395 (10th in the league) with 40 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 29-year-old’s 4.91 ERA ranks 52nd, 1.582 WHIP ranks 56th, and 6.4 K/9 ranks 50th.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have won 20, or 69%, of the 29 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • San Francisco is 8-3 this season when entering a game favored by -158 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 61.2% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 37 opportunities.
  • The Giants are 18-18-0 against the spread this season.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have been underdogs in 23 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (39.1%) in those contests.
  • Colorado has a mark of 3-8 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +136 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Rockies have an implied victory probability of 42.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in 21 of their 36 opportunities.
  • The Rockies are 16-20-0 against the spread in their 36 games that had a posted line this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Giants RBI leader this season is Thairo Estrada, who has driven in 20 runs while hitting .254 with two home runs.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Estrada’s home run total ranks him 168th, and his RBI tally puts him 41st.
  • Estrada has collected a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a walk and two RBI.
  • Wilmer Flores has a club-leading 20 RBI and .261 batting average.
  • Of all major league hitters, Flores is 111th in homers and 41st in RBI.
  • Brandon Crawford is hitting .220 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 13 walks.
  • Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .281 with five doubles, three home runs and 12 walks.
  • Yastrzemski brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is hitting .357 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
Thairo Estrada 35 .254 .286 .354 2 20 33
Wilmer Flores 32 .261 .331 .409 3 20 30
Brandon Crawford 34 .220 .309 .350 3 15 27
Mike Yastrzemski 27 .281 .371 .438 3 12 25
Darin Ruf 35 .246 .364 .314 1 12 29

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron leads the squad with a batting average of .321, while pacing the Rockies in home runs, with nine and runs batted in with 28.
  • In all of the majors, Cron ranks seventh in homers and seventh in RBI.
  • Cron has collected a hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .455 with two doubles, two walks and four RBI.
  • Connor Joe is hitting .273 with five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 18 walks.
  • Joe is 72nd among all hitters in the majors in homers, and 160th in RBI.
  • Charlie Blackmon has seven doubles, five home runs and 10 walks while batting .218.
  • Ryan McMahon has eight doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 walks while batting .268.
C.J. Cron 36 .321 .368 .593 9 28 45
Connor Joe 33 .273 .364 .432 4 11 36
Charlie Blackmon 31 .218 .276 .395 5 16 27
Ryan McMahon 35 .268 .359 .441 4 20 34
Randal Grichuk 27 .286 .333 .457 5 21 30

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Rockies

Our best bet is the Rockies on the moneyline at +136 after digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 10.5 runs.

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