Rockies vs. Giants Friday Prediction
The Colorado Rockies took Game 1 of their series against the San Francisco Giants in extra innings last night. Will the Rockies also take Game 2 when these National League West rivals meet again Friday night at AT&T Park?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 18, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: COL (ATTR; SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Rockies as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rockies' Freeland shuts out Brewers over 6 1/3 innings
Kyle Freeland threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out six in a victory over the Brewers on Saturday. Freeland did walk four, but he allowed just four hits and for the most part was excellent for the fourth consecutive start. The left-hander's ERA is now down to a respectable 3.42, and he's struck out 50 hitters in his 44 1/3 innings on the year. Freeland will look to continue the good run on Friday against the Giants in San Francisco.
Giants' Holland does his part in shut out of Pirates
Derek Holland tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Giants shut out the Pirates 5-0 on Sunday. Holland worked around five walks and four hits with the help of seven strikeouts, and relievers Reyes Moronta, Will Smith and Hunter Strickland combined for the shutout. The win was his second in the last three starts, improving him to 2-3 overall. The southpaw will carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Friday's divisional matchup with the Rockies.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 1-5 in their last six games versus the Giants in San Francisco despite winning last night in extra innings.
The under is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in San Francisco and is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams overall.
Somehow Holland has been competitive for most of this season for the Giants but trouble is ahead. He owns a 5.87 ERA to go along with his 5.35 SIERA, he doesn't strike out many batters (17.9%) and he walks too many hitters to boot (11.7%). He's also been hit hard (39.3%) and has done a poor job of generating ground balls (37.3%). He has yet to have that truly embarrassing start yet but it could be coming. Freeland, meanwhile, has basically been an average pitcher but he does a much better job of limiting hard contact (30.8%) and keeps the ball on the ground as well (52.3%). I love the Rockies again tonight at their price.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies -115