Giants vs. Rockies Total, Temperatures Rising at Coors Field

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jeff Samardzija.

  • Using the Action Network's betting tools, we've analyzed how weather is impacting the Giants vs. Rockies game (2:10 p.m. ET).

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies

2:10 p.m. ET
Over/Under: 13

Today, we have ourselves a rare Monday matinee at Coors Field, with first pitch just after noon local time. While you may associate Denver with snowy mountaintops, the Mile High City is going to be seeing some very high temperatures this week.

Today, the thermometer will reach 94 degrees and given the timing of the game, the Giants and Rockies will be playing in the day’s hottest conditions. They should be spared a bit tomorrow with a night game, but will be cookin’ once again on Wednesday afternoon when temperatures will be closer to 100 degrees.

This will be the 48th time since 2005 in which we’ve seen 90-degree temps at Coors Field, with the over going 23-20-4 so far per Bet Labs. It’s also the 20th time that FantasyLabs has tracked a perfect 100 Weather Rating and fourth this season, with 19, six and 15 runs being scored in the previous three, respectively.

After opening at 12/12.5, this over/under is up to a baker’s dozen across the market. This would be the seventh game at Coors this year with a total of at least 13 and, quite frankly, oddsmakers haven’t set the bar high enough in the previous six:

  • O/U 13: 27 runs
  • O/U 13: 22 runs
  • O/U 13.5: 15 runs
  • O/U 14.5: 6 runs
  • O/U 14: 26 runs
  • O/U 13: 19 runs

The most recent two were the Reds-Rockies games from this weekend.

Jeff Samardzija has done, meh, okay in his Coors Field career with a 5.18 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched.

Rockies ace German Marquez has certainly felt the impact of Coors this season:

  • Home: 59.2 innings, 5.73 ERA, 10 home runs
  • Road: 67.2 innings, 3.33 ERA, 7 home runs

In conditions like this, these pitchers are going to want to limit balls in play and especially balls in the air, as this hot, thin air is literally perfect for mashing dingers.

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