Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick – MLB June 8, 2022

The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants are back at Oracle Park following a 5-3 win for the visitors last night. Colorado was the better team, with a 5-3 win behind a decent performance from German Marquez.

Marquez was on the hill for 6 innings, with 4 hits and 3 earned runs allowed. The Rockies’ bullpen, which is typically unreliable, stepped up in a big way with no runs conceded in the next 3 innings.

The Rockies won a rare battle of bullpens, with the Giants’ Zack Littell allowing 2 hits and 2 earned runs in 0.1 innings. He was able to record just one out and blew the contest for the Giants.

The Rockies are generally on the other side of those types of games. It’s usually the Rockies’ bullpen blowing games. Despite the good night, they are still a bad unit.

Pitching at Coors Field is difficult, but the Rockies’ pitching staff doesn’t see any better numbers on the road.

The Giants are trying to stay competitive with the Dodgers and Padres in the NL West. They’re going into tonight at 29-25 with a 5.5-game deficit behind the Dodgers.

San Francisco is within reach of the top of the NL West, but doesn’t have as dominant of a club as they did last season after edging out the Dodgers to win the divisional crown. They need their pitching staff to step it a few notches.

Antonio Senzetala and Alex Wood are scheduled to receive the starting nods at Oracle Park tonight. Both are looking to bounce back in this one. Head below for our free Rockies vs. Giants prediction on June 8, 2022.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Colorado Rockies +1.5 (-110) +180 Over 9 (+110)
San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-110) -220 Under 9 (-130)
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Team Data Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Overall Record 24-31 28-25
Away/Home Record 8-15 13-12
Batting Average .261 .243
Batting Average Away/Home .239 .250
Runs Per 9 4.79 5.17
Team ERA 5.20 4.32
Team ERA Away/Home 5.43 4.72

Rockies vs. Giants Prediction:

Antonio Senzatela looked like he belonged in a major league rotation as a contributor in 2020 with an ERA of 3.44 and a 1.21 WHIP. That was in the shortened season, which Senzatela apparently liked instead of 162 games.

He followed up last season with an ERA of 4.42 and a 1.34 WHIP. This season, Senzatela has completely hit the rocks, as he carries an ERA of 5.40 and a 1.97 WHIP into Oracle Park. For a career 4.88 pitcher, he’s closer to his normal numbers this season than in 2020, though.

Senzatela has been particularly bad on the road. Coors Field is the toughest place to pitch in baseball, but Senzatela has preferred Denver over the road.

The six-year veteran has an ERA of 10.38 and a 2.19 WHIP in 10.1 innings. Opponents have recorded a .442 OBP versus Senzatela on the road. They are reaching base at a very high clip when he’s on the bump.

Senzatela has been chased out of games early on the road.

This leads to the ball being handed over to a terrible Colorado bullpen. The Rox looked fine out of the pen last night, but I have no faith in them following it up with another solid performance. They are 29th in the majors, with a team ERA of 5.10 and a 1.46 WHIP.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends:

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 1-10 overall in their previous 11 games after a win
  • 7-22 overall in their previous 29 games as an underdog
  • 2-6 overall in their previous eight games versus the NL West
  • 2-6 overall in their previous eight games versus a left-handed starter
  • 3-7 overall in their previous ten games versus a team with a winning record

Giants

  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 45-18 overall in their previous 63 games at home versus a team with a losing record
  • 49-23 overall in their previous 72 games versus the NL West
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus a team with a right-handed starter
  • 27-13 overall in their previous 40 games on a Wednesday
  • 20-6 overall in their previous 26 games versus the Rockies

  • The Rockies can hit at home, and I mean making contact, not just taking advantage of the thin air and hitting home runs. Overall, the Rockies are the second-best team in the majors, with a batting average of .261, though their production falls on the road.

    The Rockies are hitting just .239 with 3.10 runs per 9 innings on the road in 2022.

    Alex Wood hasn’t been at his best, but I have him pitching better than Senzatela. He’s likely due for a bounce-back start in this one. Wood enters with a 4.66 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in ten starts.

    He has been on the skids, with a 6.43 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in his last three attempts. However, in his latest start, Wood showed signs of getting back on track.

    Wood allowed 4 hits and 2 earned runs, but was outdueled by Sandy Alcantara in a 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins. The lefty should pitch a fine game tonight for the Giants at Oracle Park.

    Expect the Giants to return the favor in this contest. A 6-3 or 5-3 win for the Giants is what I’m looking at in the Bay Area.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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