Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants 7/9/2023 – National League West teams Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants collide in the last installment of the three-game series on Sunday, July 9 at the Oracle Park. The Rockies won the first game on Friday, then the Giants gained vengeance to tie the series. The rubber match, slated at 4:05 PM ET, will see if San Francisco resume their domination against Colorado or the Rockies will pick up a win to improve their record. The Giants are seven games above .500 and are contending for a wildcard spot. The Rockies, on the other hand, are in the cellar of the NL West, 22 games below .500, and a surprise win against their division rivals would improve their record. MLB betting lines are already updated for the baseball aficionados to place their bets while watching an exciting showdown between National League squads.
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants 7/9/2023
|When:||Sunday, July 9, 4:05 PM EDT|
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The Rockies are currently mired on a slump with a 3-7 win-loss mark in their last 10 games. They had a good start in the three-game series against the Giants, winning their first encounter, 5-2. However, they went back to earth on Saturday as they lost by two runs. Ryan McMahon and Jurickson Profar are the Rockies’ standouts so far this season. McMahon has a .257 batting average, with 13 homeruns and 43 RBIs. Colorado needs his power to overcome the Giants and win the three-game series. On the other hand, Profar has provided a spark on the left field, with a batting average of .246 and has 115 total bases. He needs to be more accurate in hitting as he has only registered 74 hits in 301 at bats this season.
Players to Watch: Ryan McMahon 3B (GP 85, AB 311, R 45, H 80, 2B 20, 3B 3, HR 13, RBI 43, TB 145, BB 39, SO 109, SB 4, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.466, OPS 0.807, WAR 2.8; Jurickson Profar LF (GP 77, AB 301, R 36, H 74, 2B 19, 3B 2, HR 6, RBI 32, TB 115, BB 36, SO 62, SB 1, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.328, SLG 0.382, OPS 0.711, WAR -0.7.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants are on a mini-slump as they have lost seven of their last 10 ganes. Their record have pulled them down the NL West and wildcard race and are now half a game behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the third and last NL wildcard spot. San Francisco made amends in their last game against Colorado on Saturday, hitting two two-run home runs in the first and fifth innings en route to a 5-3 win.
Michael Conforto and Austin Slater were the heroes for the Giants as they hit those timely HRs to bury the Rockies further down the cellar. In order to secure the win against the Rockies in the rubber match, San Francisco must rely on the excellent hitting of Thairo Estrada and J.D. Davis, plus the contributions of their teammates. Estrada has a batting average of .272 with nine homeruns and 31 RBIs. On the other hand, Davis has 10 homers and 45 RBIs on a .278 batting average. He has 30 walks and 123 total bases which is a problem of pitchers who are planning to face him.
Players to Watch: Thairo Estrada 2B (GP 70, AB 290, R 46, H 79, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 9, RBI 31, TB 126, BB 15, SO 77, SB 18, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.327, SLG 0.434, OPS 0.761, WAR 2.2; J.D. Davis 3B (GP 82, AB 277, R 36, H 77, 2B 14, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 45, TB 123, BB 30, SO 87, SB 1, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.444, OPS 0.796, WAR 1.3.
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Betting Numbers
Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
Colorado Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Rockies are 20-25 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Rockies’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 22 of Rockies’ 44 last games at home.
San Francisco Giants
Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
SF Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Giants are 21-21 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Giants’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 20 of Giants’ 46 last games at home.
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants Betting Picks
The Giants have been cold in terms of batting over the last 10 games. They have only scored an average of 2.6 runs in that span. The win against the Rockies was a relief for the squad, as they doubled their run output with five runs scored. The victory also kept them in pace in the wildcard standings (thanks in part to Philadelphia’s setback against the Marlins) and another victory would possibly boost their confidence going into the All-Star break. Sports oddsmakers are still in favor of the Giants despite their miserable 10-game stretch, as they expect the bats would suddenly come alive and run over the Rockies in convincing fashion.
Score Prediction: Rockies 3, Giants 7.