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San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 5-17-24 Picks

Colorado Rockies (15-28) vs. San Francisco Giants (20-25)
May 17, 2024 10:15 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -170 / Colorado Rockies +145; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 17th at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game one in the series. 

San Francisco Trying to Turn Things Around 

The San Francisco Giants are 20-25 this year and they have won five of their last nine games. San Francisco is coming off of a series loss against the Dodgers, where they lost two out of three games and allowed 17 runs in the series. Prior to that series, the Giants won two out of three against Cincinnati, won two out of three against Colorado, and were swept by the Phillies in four games. San Francisco has really had issues winning more than two games in a row, and they are fourth in the NL West behind the Dodgers, Padres, and Diamondbacks. 

The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.56 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .262 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 169 runs with a .238 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Matt Chapman is batting .206 with five home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Giants this season. San Francisco is 26th in team ERA and they have allowed at least four runs in 10 of their last 13 games. 

Rockies Look for Eight Straight Wins

The Colorado Rockies are 15-28 this season and they have won seven games in a row. Colorado is coming off of a series win against the Padres, where they won all three games by scores of 5-4, 6-3, and 8-0. Prior to that series sweep, the Rockies swept the Rangers in three games, lost two out of three against the Giants, and lost two out of three against Pittsburgh. Colorado only had eight wins a week ago, and they have just about doubled that, but they are last in the NL West behind the Dodgers, Padres, Diamondbacks, and Giants. 

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.03 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a .276 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 172 runs with a .247 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .304 with six home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado is last in the MLB in team ERA, but they have allowed three runs or fewer in six of their last seven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Kyle Harrison, who is 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 50.0 innings pitched this year. Harrison has allowed four earned runs in his last four starts (23.0 IP), and he has been very good for the Giants recently. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Ryan Feltner, who is 1-3 with a 5.20 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 45.0 innings pitched this year. Feltner has allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five starts, but did only allow two earned runs against Texas in his last start. 

Why the San Francisco Giants will win

  • The Rockies have lost each of their last eight games at Oracle Park following a road win.
  • The Giants have won eight of their last nine home games against the Rockies.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line each of their last five games at Oracle Park against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in six of their last seven night games against the Rockies at Oracle Park following a home win.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six games at Oracle Park against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last seven games at Oracle Park against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Thairo Estrada has scored a run in each of his last six home appearances against the Rockies.
  • Jorge Soler has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances with the Giants as favorites.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances with the Giants as favorites.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances with the Giants as favorites.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded an RBI in four of the Giants’ last five games as favorites against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan McMahon has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rockies’ last six Friday games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ryan McMahon has scored at least one run in each of the Rockies’ last six Friday games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ezequiel Tovar has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rockies’ last nine games as underdogs.
  • Ezequiel Tovar has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rockies’ last nine games as underdogs.
  • Ezequiel Tovar has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rockies’ last eight games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jacob Stallings has hit a home run in two of his last three road appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Giants.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Francisco Giants rank 30th in the league for steals this season (14).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 29th in the league for hits allowed this season (398).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for ERA this season (5.04).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for strikeouts this season (278).

San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 

Colorado was one of the worst teams in the MLB about a week ago, but they have won seven games in a row and have been one of the hottest teams in baseball. San Francisco has been above .500 in their last nine games and they are 12-10 at home this year. The Giants are starting Kyle Harrison, who has been fantastic in his last four starts, and will face a Colorado lineup that is not very dangerous. I know Colorado is the hot team right now, but I think Harrison will shut them down. My San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies prediction is for the Giants to win by at least two runs. 

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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