Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 9/29/22

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 9/29/22
Thu 29th September 2022

The Colorado Rockies (-115) are on the road to face the San Francisco Giants (-105) at Oracle Park on Thursday with the home team eyeing a sweep of the three-game series. The early total was set at 7.5 with the under a -125 favorite. The Giants (77-78) lead the series 2-0 after winning 6-3 on Wednesday, their seventh straight head-to-head victory and 13th in 18 games this season. Reliever Sean Hjelle was credited with the win after throwing four innings. Joc Pederson went 2 for 3 with a triple, one run, and two RBIs in the win. Alan Trejo was 2 for 4 with a solo home run and a double for the Rockies (65-90).


Ryan Feltner (3-8, 5.91 ERA) is set to get the start for Colorado. The righty allowed two runs over five innings in his last start, a 4-3 road win over the Padres on Friday. He scattered five hits while striking out three and walking one in the no-decision. Feltner has made one previous start against the Giants this season, a 4-3 home victory on August 20. He surrendered one run on two hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two. For San Francisco, southpaw Carlos Rodon (13-8, 2.84 ERA) gets the ball. He has made two appearances against the Rockies this season, both as the starter, giving up four runs over 10 innings (1-0, 3.60) with 17 strikeouts and three walks. In his last start on Friday, Rodon took a no-decision on the road against the Diamondbacks. He threw 4.1 innings and gave up four runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking three in the 6-5 win. The southpaw ranks second in the NL in strikeouts (227).


Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged 3.6 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.4. Against left-handed pitchers like Rodon this season, the Rockies have a .780 OPS, third highest in MLB. Randal Grichuk is the team’s strongest hitter against left-handers with a .940 OPS in 162 at-bats. San Francisco is averaging only 4.4 runs per game in the last five, consistent with their season average. The Giants have a .692 OPS against righties in 2022. With a .728 OPS over 329 at-bats, Wilmer Flores has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Colorado is 24-50 on the road in 2022, scoring 3.0 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. San Francisco has gone 41-36 at Oracle Park this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 4.1. In the last 10 meetings at Oracle Park, San Francisco is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 4.8-2.9.


The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, 42 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. The Giants are third in the NL West, 30 games behind the Dodgers. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, six games out of a postseason position.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

SF Giants (-225)

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