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2022 MLB Handicapping
(20-22) Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (17-25)
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Feltner (COL) vs. Zach Thompson (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +105 | Pirates -125
MLB run line Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 | Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates are set for a National League series starting on Monday from PNC Park.
Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night.
Connor Joe singled home the tiebreaking run in the top of the 10th inning and the Rockies slipped past the Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Rockies come into this series in need of putting some wins together. The team has lost five straight series and now find themselves in 5th place in the highly competitive NL West Division.
The Rockies come in off of a rough, 3-6 home stand. On Sunday, the Rockies bats went silent in a loss to the Mets. Four Mets pitchers combined to hold Colorado to just six hits and no runs in a 2-0 loss that gave the series to New York.
Most glaring for the Rockies as of late have been the team’s struggles on the mound. Colorado pitching has allowed 3 runs or less just 3 times in the last 15 games. In that same span, the Rockies have allowed 7 runs or more 7 times. Colorado’s team ERA is now 28th in baseball. In addition, they are 30th in hits allowed per 9 innings and are 21st in home runs allowed per game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have not started this season how they would have liked, but they still have plenty of time to recover. They are currently in third place in the NL Central.
The Pirates have now lost two straight series and 7 out of 10 after a promising series win over the Dodgers at home. Since that time, the bats have gone silent scoring just 2 runs per game over this ten-game span. They are just 29th in runs scored, 25th in average and 28th in slugging percentage.
On the defensive side of the field, the Pirates have also struggled. They are allowing 4.68 runs per game and have a 1.35 team WHIP rating. This is the 27th most runs allowed per game and the 26th highest overall WHIP rating.
Pittsburgh has also been one of the sloppiest fielding teams in the league. They have already committed 30 errors this season, which is the 28th most. They continue to give their opponents free bases and they just aren’t good enough on the offensive side of the field to make up for these mistakes.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 4-12 ATS on the road
- Rockies O/U are 8-8 on the road
- Pirates are 12-11 ATS at home
- Pirates O/U are 8-12-3 at home
Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Neither the Pirates at home, 9-13, or the Rockies on the road, 5-10, have been effective this season. However, the Rockies have just a -26 run differential this season compared with the Pirates -88 run differential which is the worst in baseball.
This is a matchup with two struggling teams and I’ll take the better odds with the road Rockies.
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