Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick – MLB May 9, 2022

The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants open a three-game series at Oracle Park on Monday evening. The Giants are looking to stay on track following a 13-7 and 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

They were on a five-game losing streak and dropped the first two games of a four-game series versus the Cards. San Francisco responded well with back-to-back wins to close out the weekend.

The Giants were skidding with losses in seven of their previous eight attempts before a couple of productive days against the Cardinals.

San Francisco is going into the new week with a record of 16-12 and four games behind the LA Dodgers in the NL West. They’ve gone on a slide lately, but are still four games above .500.

Even the best of teams go on cold runs, so the Giants are hoping that they got their early skid out of the way. They looked much crisper the last two days against a quality St. Louis team at Oracle Park.

The Rockies are coming off a 4-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon. They erased a 1-0 deficit in the 9th with 2 outs against the D-backs on Saturdy night, but dropped two of three games in the desert.

Colorado was stymied by Zac Gallen yesterday afternoon. Gallen lasted 7 innings with 5 hits and no runs allowed. Noe Ramirez and Joe Mantiply took care of the rest for the Diamondbacks.

We have a lefty on lefty matchup at Oracle Park tonight. Austin Gomber and Carlos Rodon are penciled in to open this one in the Bay Area.

The Giants have beaten up the Rockies with seven straight wins since August 15, 2021. We’ll see if they extend the winning streak to eight games. Head below for our free Rockies vs. Giants prediction on May 9, 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 (+100) +215 Over 6.5 (-125)
San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-120) -265 Under 6.5 (+105)
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Team Data Colorado Rockies San Francisco Giants
Overall Record 16-12 16-12
Away/Home Record 5-7 8-7
Batting Average .254 .234
Batting Average Away/Home .223 .239
Runs Per 9 4.65 4.78
Team ERA 4.39 3.57
Team ERA Away/Home 4.50 4.10

Rockies vs. Giants Prediction:

Austin Gomber is off to a pretty capable start for the Rockies this season. After an ERA of 4.53 and a 1.24 WHIP in his first full season in the rotation, Gomber is looking to build on that campaign.

The Rockies have gotten some good work out of Gomber in 2022. He’s posted an ERA of 3.58 and a 1.23 WHIP through five starts.

So far so good for Gomber in a potential breakout campaign for the lefty. He’s coming off a 5-2 win against the Washington Nationals last week. Gomber allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 6.2 innings.

Gomber recorded an ERA of 1.93 and a 0.86 WHIP in his previous three starts. He is going into Oracle Park with some confidence, but the Rockies are going to have to deal with Carlos Rodon on the other side.

It’s too early to talk about the Cy Young, but Rodon is pitching like a pitcher that wants it badly so far.

In his first season with the Giants followingseven seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Rodon is off to a fast start with an ERA of 1.55 and a 0.83 WHIP. He has conceded fewer than 2 earned runs in four of his last five starts.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends:

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 1-4 overall in their first game of a series
  • 1-6 overall in their previous seven games as an underdog
  • 1-6 overall in their previous seven games on the road
  • 5-13 overall in their previous 18 games versus the NL West
  • 5-17 overall in their previous 22 games versus the Giants

Giants

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 48-17 overall in their previous 65 games as a betting favorite
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus a left-handed starter
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games on a Monday
  • 17-5 overall in their previous 22 games versus the Rockies
  • 8-2 overall in their previous ten games versus the Rockies at home

Rodon has been in top form at Oracle Park as well. He boasts an ERA of 1.64 and a 0.91 WHIP in 11 innings in San Francisco. This all comes off a career-high for Rodon last season.

The White Sox were being patient with Rodon, and he finally came through with an ERA of 2.37 and a 0.96 WHIP. After a career-high, he signed a new two-year $44 million deal with the Giants.

It’s early, but Rodon is on pace to demand even more money once this contract runs up in two years. He’s rolling over what he did last season to this year nicely so far.

The Giants are fourth in the major leagues with 4.73 runs per 9 innings. While Gomber has been pitching well, the Giants have done well at the plate in the Bay Area.

San Francisco has notched over 5 runs per 9 innings at Oracle Park.

Conversely, the Rockies have done a fine job taking advantage of the friendly air in Denver, but have struggled on the road. They are hitting just .223 with 2.72 runs per 9 innings as a visitor.

This start sets up for another big performance from Rodon. He should look like a Cy Young candidate again on Monday evening.

The Giants likely secure a 5-2 or 4-2 win at Oracle Park in the first game against the Rockies.

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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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