Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5/5/2024

The Colorado Rockies (8-25) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-19) on Sunday, May 5th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on None. The Pirates are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pirates. First pitch is set for 1:35 ET.

Rockies vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh cruised to an easy 1-0 win over the Rockies in the most recent game of this series. The Pirates had just one more hit than the Rockies and struck out seven times, but still picked up a win thanks to a good outing from Jared Jones, who went seven innings and didn’t give up a run.

As for the Rockies, they wasted a good outing from Austin Gomber, who gave up just two hits and no earned runs in six innings of work. Nick Mears took the loss out of the bullpen.

Connor Joe was the difference for the Pirates’ offense, as he homered and scored the game’s only run. Bryan Reynolds also had a two-hit game for Pittsburgh.

Colorado is on the road today vs. the Pirates with an overall record of 8-25, which is 13 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. So far, they have gone just 4-7 in divisional matchups. The Rockies have lost two straight series and are 0-9-1 in series this year.

At home, the Rockies are just 5-10 while going 3-15 on the road. So far, they have yet to win a series this year. As the underdog, Colorado has a record of 8-25, and they have not yet been favored in a game.

The Rockies have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 16-17 overall. They are 9-9 on the run line on the road and have covered in three straight games. When they win, they win by an average of 3 runs, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 4 runs.

The Rockies have played 25 games this season with over/under lines higher than 8 runs, hitting the over in 15 of those contests. Their games have averaged 9.5 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 15-18. The over/under line for today’s game against the Pirates is set at 8 runs, and the Rockies have hit the over in three of their four games with that line this season.

Ryan Feltner Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ryan Feltner is looking to build off his last outing, where he went 8 innings and gave up 3 earned runs. In that outing vs. the Marlins, he gave up 5 hits and didn’t allow a homer. Feltner finished with a no-decision in that outing. Looking back further, he has made two straight starts without giving up a homer. Feltner’s ERA for the season is 5.13, along with a record of 1-2. Opposing batters are hitting .281 off the right-hander this season. So far, he has made two quality starts, and his ERA on the road is 5.62.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Rockies offense has been one of the league’s worst, averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 23rd in the MLB. They have been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.3 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .236 and have the league’s 25th ranked on-base percentage. One positive is that they have the league’s 5th best BABIP at .31.

Ryan McMahon has been a bright spot for the Rockies this season, as he is batting .311 with a team-high five home runs and 19 RBIs. He is also on a good stretch right now, going 8/24 in his last seven games with two homers and five RBIs. Elias Diaz and Jacob Stallings are both on three-game hitting streaks.

Pittsburgh is hosting the Rockies today with an overall record of 15-19, which has them 5th in the NL Central. The Pirates are six games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead, and they are 2-2 in divisional matchups this year. So far, they have dropped two straight series.

The Pirates have really struggled recently, going just 2-8 over their last 10 games. At home, they are 6-8 compared to 9-11 on the road. As the favorite, Pittsburgh is only 4-9 this season, but they have gone 11-10 as the underdog.

When it comes to betting the run line on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s been a coin flip this season, as their record sits at 17-17. They’ve been a better bet on the road, going 11-9 against the run line, compared to 6-8 at home. They’ve been a profitable bet as the underdog, going 14-7 against the run line, but have struggled as the favorite, going just 3-10.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been on an under streak, with their last eight games all finishing under the total. This season, the Pirates have an over/under record of 13-21, and their games have averaged 7.6 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, the Pirates have gone 3-5 to the under.

Bailey Falter Gets The Start For The Pirates

Pittsburgh is sending Bailey Falter to the mound today vs. the Rockies, and he comes into the game with a record of 2-2 and an ERA of 4.22. Looking back at his last outing, Falter took the loss vs. the Athletics, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had picked up the win in two straight outings. One of those wins came at home, where he has an ERA of 0.64 compared to 6.98 on the road. Overall, Falter has made two home starts and four on the road. Opposing batters are hitting .204 off the left-hander this season.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Pirates are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 26th in the league. At home, they have been even worse, averaging only 2.9 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .223, and their team isolated power of .107 is the worst in the league. The Pirates do come into the game with the 3rd most walks in the league, and their team on-base percentage is 15th in the league.

Bryan Reynolds and Oneil Cruz come into the game tied for the team lead in home runs, with both players having four homers this season. Reynolds is batting just .235 this season and has gone 4/27 in his last seven games. Connor Joe has been one of the Pirates’ most consistent hitters, with a batting average of .292 and 14 RBIs.

Rockies vs Pirates Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Pirates game is to take the Pirates on the money line at -154. We have the Pirates winning this one by a final score of 5-4, giving us a little bit of wiggle room with the over/under line sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at today’s starting pitchers, we have Bailey Falter finishing with five strikeouts, which would have him as the 18th best starter in terms of Ks. As for Ryan Feltner, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts as well, which would have him as the 14th best starter in terms of Ks.

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