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2019 MLB Season
Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Jordan Lyles
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -125 | Rockies +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The Rockies got close to .500 but a four game losing streak set them back a bit. They won the opener of this series 5-0 though and I am still a believer in the talent on this team. The trio of Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story all have at least 10 homers and 30 RBIs. Daniel Murphy was hurt early and has struggled since getting back to the lineup.
Antonio Senzatela has delivered more of the same for Colorado this season. The same too many walks and homers to capitalize on a team that will score some runs for him. More of the same is also that he is a much different pitcher outside of Coors Field so this could be a decent spot to make a play. Colorado’s bullpen has one of the worst K rates in the Majors but they are middle of the pack in terms of effectiveness.
Pittsburgh is right in the middle of the very competitive NL Central. Josh Bell has been swinging a very hot bat of late, with three games in the past 10 with four RBIs or more, and twice swatting a couple of homers. That is the kind of production the lineup desperately needed. He is also batting .325, showing the kind of eye that could make him a star if he can keep it up.
Those same questions about keeping it up apply to starter Jordan Lyles. Put simply Lyles has never had this much success in the Majors – ERA under 2. His numbers do not scream dominance but he just struck out 12 Padres over 7 innings in his last start. Only once this season has he yielded more than 2ER in a game. Pittsburgh has a strong bullpen that unlike Colorado can rack up Ks when needed in key situations. .
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-4 in COL last 16 overall.
- Over is 12-4 in COL last 16 on grass.
- Under is 9-2 in Senzatelas last 11 road starts.
- Under is 8-1 in PIT last 9 Thu. games.
- PIT are 7-19 in their last 26 Thu. games.
- PIT are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
I am usually bullish on the Rox but I don’t like the spot here. Senzatela is not my guy.
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The Pirates will be favoured but Lyles is not going to command a ton of market respect, which is good.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 5 – Colorado 4
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