Giants vs Rockies Preview & Free Pick | Prediction [7/2/18]

San Francisco (45-40) at Colorado (41-43)
When: Monday, July 2nd 2018
Where: Coors Field, Denver, CO
Time: 8:40 ET | TV: NBCS Bay Area,
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain

Opening Odds: San Francisco -125/10 


The San Francisco Giants seek to keep their winning ways away from AT&T Park going when they visit Coors Field on Monday to begin a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies. The Giants came into this weekend’s action with an NL-low 16 road victories, but came away with a three-game sweep at first-place Arizona and trail the D’Backs by just 2.5 games entering this week’s action. San Francisco will look to improve on their 8-2 run during their 13-game stretch against NL West rivals with ace Madison Bumgarner on the hill against Colorado’s Kyle Freeland. The Giants exploded for 16 runs in the sweep of the Diamondbacks after winning Friday’s opener 2-1. San Fran is now a season-high five games over .500 after winning 10 of their last 12 and remained even with the Los Angeles Dodgers for second place in the West. The Rockies had a chance to get back to .500 on Sunday, but dropped a 6-4 decision to the Dodgers to end their three-game winning streak. The two teams have split their 10 meetings this season, but the Giants have won three of the last four after taking two of three at home last week. Giants second baseman Joe Panik is 5-for-13 with a homer in his last three games, while Colorado’s Nolan Arenado has five homers and eight RBIs in his last nine contests.

Pitchers: Giants – Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 2.51 ERA) | Rockies – Kyle Freeland (7-6, 3.29)

Bumgarner is back in Cy Young form with four quality starts in five outings since coming off the disabled list in early June. He has not been scored upon in the last 15 innings following starts against San Diego and Colorado. Bumgarner has allowed a total of five hits and struck out 16 batters over that span and went seven scoreless against the Rockies last week. He is 12-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 27 career starts versus the Rockies.


Freeland went up against Bumgarner on Wednesday and fared very well despite receiving a no-decision. He threw seven scoreless innings in recording his third straight quality start. Freeland has allowed more than three runs only once in his last 12 outings and has gone at least six innings in five straight. He beat the Giants in his first two starts against them this season and is 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA in seven appearances versus them.

Colorado just isn’t playing well enough to get past Bumgarner in this one. Mad-Bum is pitching his team right back into playoff contention and the Giants bats are hot right now. I like San Fran on the road here in the opener.

Pick: Giants -123

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BETTING TRENDS:

  • Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League West.
  • Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
  • Giants are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
  • Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
  • Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Giants are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Giants are 16-6 in Bumgarner’s last 22 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 3-7 in Bumgarner’s last 10 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Giants are 6-16 in Bumgarner’s last 22 starts.
  • Giants are 6-16 in Bumgarner’s last 22 starts on grass.
  • Giants are 3-11 in Bumgarner’s last 14 starts vs. National League West.
  • Giants are 2-8 in Bumgarner’s last 10 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 2-8 in Bumgarner’s last 10 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Giants are 2-9 in Bumgarner’s last 11 road starts.
  • Giants are 1-5 in Bumgarner’s last 6 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Giants are 1-5 in Bumgarner’s last 6 road starts vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Rockies are 5-12 in their last 17 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Rockies are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a loss.
  • Rockies are 4-10 in their last 14 home games.
  • Rockies are 5-16 in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Rockies are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. National League West.
  • Rockies are 2-7 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Rockies are 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Rockies are 4-1 in Freeland’s last 5 home starts.
  • Rockies are 7-2 in Freeland’s last 9 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Rockies are 4-9 in Freeland’s last 13 starts vs. National League West.
  • Rockies are 2-6 in Freeland’s last 8 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Rockies are 1-5 in Freeland’s last 6 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 5-1-1 in Giants last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 road games.
  • Over is 5-1 in Giants last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 10-3 in Giants last 13 vs. National League West.
  • Under is 6-2 in Giants last 8 overall.
  • Under is 6-2 in Giants last 8 on grass.
  • Under is 6-2 in Giants last 8 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 15-6-6 in Giants last 27 Monday games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Giants last 7 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-2 in Giants last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 3-0-1 in Bumgarner’s last 4 road starts vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 6-0 in Bumgarner’s last 6 starts with 4 days of rest.
  • Under is 11-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 13 starts vs. National League West.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 8 starts on grass.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 8 starts overall.
  • Under is 4-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
  • Under is 15-5-1 in Bumgarner’s last 21 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 3-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 3-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Under is 3-1-1 in Bumgarner’s last 5 road starts.
  • Under is 15-5-1 in Bumgarner’s last 21 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 8-1 in Rockies last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Over is 6-1-1 in Rockies last 8 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 14-3 in Rockies last 17 games following a loss.
  • Over is 12-3-1 in Rockies last 16 home games.
  • Over is 7-2-1 in Rockies last 10 during game 1 of a series.
  • Over is 6-2 in Rockies last 8 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 15-5-1 in Rockies last 21 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 21-8-2 in Rockies last 31 overall.
  • Over is 21-8-2 in Rockies last 31 on grass.
  • Over is 5-2-2 in Rockies last 9 Monday games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Rockies last 7 vs. National League West.
  • Over is 7-3-1 in Rockies last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Under is 35-17 in Rockies last 52 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 4-0 in Freeland’s last 4 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 5-0 in Freeland’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 7-1 in Freeland’s last 8 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
  • Under is 7-1 in Freeland’s last 8 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-1 in Freeland’s last 6 starts vs. National League West.
  • Under is 14-3-3 in Freeland’s last 20 starts with 4 days of rest.
  • Under is 18-4 in Freeland’s last 22 home starts.
  • Under is 7-2 in Freeland’s last 9 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 7-2 in Freeland’s last 9 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 16-5-2 in Freeland’s last 23 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
  • Under is 30-11-3 in Freeland’s last 44 starts on grass.
  • Under is 30-11-3 in Freeland’s last 44 starts overall.
  • Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
  • Giants are 6-2 in Bumgarner’s last 8 starts vs. Rockies.
  • Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
  • Under is 5-2 in Freeland’s last 7 starts vs. Giants.
  • Over is 5-2 in Bumgarner’s last 7 starts vs. Rockies.
  • Giants are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado.

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