Giants vs. Rockies Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/9/2022

by | May 9, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (16-12) are -249 favorites for their Monday meeting with the Colorado Rockies (16-12). The matchup between the fourth- and third-place teams in the NL West begins at 9:45 PM ET. San Francisco’s Carlos Rodon gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Austin Gomber.

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 -249 +203 6.5 -119 -101 -1.5 -106 -116

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Rockies

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+203) and Over (6.5)

Giants vs. Rockies Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Carlos Rodón
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Austin Gomber
  • Game Day: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:45 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Stadium: Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Rodón Gomber
5 GS 5
3-1 W-L 2-2
1.55 ERA 3.58
29.0 IP 27.2
10 BB 8
41 SO 26

Giants Starter Carlos Rodón

  • Rodon (3-1) takes the mound for the Giants in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings pitched, with 41 strikeouts.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he went six innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.55, with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season. Opposing hitters have just a .141 batting average against him.
  • Rodon is trying to prolong a second-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • Rodon is seeking his sixth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance on the hill.
  • He will face off against a Rockies offense that ranks third in MLB with 242 total hits (on a .258 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .411 (first in MLB) with 28 total home runs (12th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 29-year-old ranks fifth in ERA (1.55), fourth in WHIP (.828), and second in K/9 (12.7).

Rockies Starter Austin Gomber

  • Gomber (2-2) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed seven hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.58 and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .257 in five games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fourth quality start in a row.
  • Gomber has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Giants rank 12th in MLB with a .237 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 15th in the league (.374) and 30 home runs.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have won 14, or 66.7%, of the 21 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • San Francisco has played as a favorite of -249 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 71.3% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • So far this season, San Francisco and its opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 29 games with a total.
  • The Giants are 13-15-0 against the spread this season.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have come away with nine wins in the 18 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Oddsmakers have given Colorado the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +203 moneyline listed for this contest.
  • The Rockies have an implied victory probability of 33% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Colorado and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 28 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rockies are 14-14-0 against the spread in their 28 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wilmer Flores leads the Giants in runs batted in (19) and has a team-high batting average of .271.
  • In all of the majors, Flores ranks 71st in home runs and 14th in RBI.
  • Flores carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a double, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Thairo Estrada is hitting .235 with six doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Estrada ranks 116th in homers and 31st in RBI in the bigs.
  • Joc Pederson has racked up a team-high six home runs.
  • Brandon Crawford is batting .226 with five doubles, two home runs and 10 walks.
Wilmer Flores 26 .271 .345 .427 3 19 26
Thairo Estrada 28 .235 .273 .353 2 16 24
Joc Pederson 21 .261 .297 .551 6 10 18
Brandon Crawford 26 .226 .321 .344 2 10 21
Brandon Belt 18 .239 .386 .463 4 9 16

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron paces the Rockies with nine home runs and 24 runs batted in, while recording a team-high batting average of .311.
  • Cron ranks first in homers and third in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Connor Joe has five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 12 walks while batting .267.
  • Joe is currently 41st in home runs and 98th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Charlie Blackmon is batting .235 with six doubles, four home runs and eight walks.
  • Randal Grichuk is batting .306 with three doubles, four home runs and four walks.
C.J. Cron 28 .311 .362 .651 9 24 33
Connor Joe 26 .267 .347 .467 4 11 28
Charlie Blackmon 25 .235 .292 .418 4 12 23
Randal Grichuk 22 .306 .348 .482 4 16 26
Ryan McMahon 27 .250 .345 .406 2 13 24

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Rockies

We have the Rockies on the moneyline at +203 on the moneyline as our best bet in this contest after taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 6.5 runs.

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