Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5/4/2024

The Colorado Rockies (8-24) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (14-19) on Saturday, May 4th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on MLBN. The Rockies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pirates are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 4:05 ET.

Rockies vs Pirates

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Colorado picked up a 3-2 road win over the Pirates in the most recent game of this series. The Rockies had a huge 6th inning, scoring all three of their runs. As for the Pirates, they scored their only two runs in the 9th. Heading into the game, the Rockies were at +154 on the money line.

Cal Quantrill pitched well for the Rockies in this one, going 7 2/3 innings and striking out nine without giving up a run. He picked up a win in the game, while Jalen Beeks got the save. Martin Perez had a rough outing for the Pirates, taking the loss.

Ryan McMahon hit the game’s only home run while going 2/5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Elias Diaz and Jacob Stallings each had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies’ offense.

Colorado is on the road today vs. the Pirates, and they are just 8-24 overall this season, putting them 5th in the NL West. Currently, they trail the Dodgers by 12 games in the division. So far, they are 4-7 in divisional games.

The Rockies have really struggled on the road this year, going 3-14 compared to 5-10 at home. Colorado has really struggled in night games, going just 4-16 this season. So far, they have yet to win a series, coming in at 0-9-1.

Colorado has a 15-17 run line record this season, including an 8-9 mark on the road. The Rockies have covered the run line in two straight games and are 15-17 as the underdog. Their average run margin in losses is -4.1 runs per game.

The Rockies have had a combined run average of 9.8 runs per game this season, but their games have gone under the over/under line in their last two games. So far this season, 90.6% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, and their over/under record is 15-17.

Austin Gomber Gets The Start For The Rockies

Left-hander Austin Gomber is getting the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Pirates on the road. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 0-2 with an ERA of 4.50. Gomber’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.34. Out of his six starts, Gomber has turned in one quality start and is coming off an outing in which he gave up four earned runs in seven innings of work. Looking back over his last four outings, Gomber has finished with a no-decision in three of them. He has allowed at least one homer in three straight outings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Rockies are 23rd in the league in scoring, averaging 3.8 runs per game. This number is even worse on the road, where they are averaging just 3.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .241, which is 11th in the league, and have the 2nd best BABIP in the league. However, their team strikeout numbers and walk numbers are both near the bottom of the league.

Ryan McMahon has been a bright spot for the Rockies this season, as he is hitting .319 and leads the team with five home runs and 19 RBIs. He has also gone 7/19 in his last five games. First baseman Michael Toglia has struggled so far, hitting just .106.

Pittsburgh is hosting the Rockies today with an overall record of 14-19, and they have dropped five straight games. The Pirates are 5th in the NL Central, seven games behind the Brewers. So far, they are 2-2 in divisional games.

At home, the Pirates are 5-8 this year and 9-11 on the road. As the favorite, the Pirates are just 3-9 this year, and they are 11-10 as the underdog. Pittsburgh’s overall series record is 3-4-3, and they have lost two straight series.

The Pirates have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 17-16 overall. They have been especially profitable as the underdog, going 14-7 on the run line in those games. They have been outscored by an average of 0.5 runs per game this season, but have been able to stay close in most games, with an average run line of -0.5.

Despite the over/under line being set at 7.5 runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies managed just five runs in their latest matchup. This marked the seventh straight game for the Pirates that finished under the total, and their games have averaged just five runs per game during that stretch.

Jared Jones Gets The Start For The Pirates

Jared Jones gets the start for the Pirates today and will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Giants. In that start, he took the loss, going five innings and giving up three earned runs. Looking at his overall numbers, Jones has made six starts and has a record of 2-3. His ERA for the season is 3.18, along with a WHIP of .91. Opposing batters are hitting .208 off Jones this season. The right-hander has made three quality starts this year and is averaging 11.12 strikeouts per nine innings.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Pirates are near the bottom of the league in runs per game, averaging just 3.6 runs per contest. This number is even worse at home, where they are averaging only 3 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .224 and are also near the bottom of the league in slugging percentage and isolated power.

Bryan Reynolds and Oneil Cruz are tied for the team lead with four home runs, which is 7th in the league. Reynolds is batting .242 for the season and has gone 8/39 in his last 10 games, with two homers. Cruz comes into the game on a 10-game hitting streak and is also batting .240 for the season. Andrew McCutchen is batting just .179 for the season and is hitting just .107 over his last nine games.

Rockies vs Pirates Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Pirates game is to take the Rockies on the money line, with the payout being +169. We have the final score at 5-4 in favor of the Rockies, giving us a little bit of wiggle room with the over/under line sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Austin Gomber going seven innings, while Jared Jones is projected to go six. We also have Gomber finishing with more strikeouts than Jones, with our projections having him finishing with four and Jones with five.

Offensively, we have the Rockies finishing with nine total hits, compared to the Pirates with eight. However, we have the Pirates finishing with more home runs, but we have them losing this one.

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