Rockies vs. Pirates Prediction
The Colorado Rockies picked up a shutout victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Can they follow it up with another win tonight at 7:05PM ET?
955 Colorado Rockies vs. 956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:05PM ET – PNC Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rockies are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Pirates are listed with a money line of +105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 56 percent going on the Rockies as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rockies end losing streak
The Rockies put an end to a four-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 5-0 win over the Pirates. Colorado is 21-25 on the season, 12-14 on the road and 24-20 with the over. Jon Gray will be making the start for the Rockies this evening. He is 3-4 on the season with a 4.73 ERA.
Colorado held Pittsburgh to just three wins on Tuesday as German Marquez dominated on the mound. He pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just one walk with seven strikeouts. Marquez improved to 5-2 on the season with the victory. Charlie Blackmon had three hits and two RBI to lead the Rockies while Nolan Arenado had two hits.
Pirates unable to continue win streak
Pittsburgh had a three-game winning streak going, but the Pirates suffered a 5-0 loss on Tuesday. The Pirates are now 24-21 on the season, 9-10 at home and 24-21 with the over. Pittsburgh has Montana DuRapau on the mound tonight. He is 0-0 on the year with a 1.35 ERA.
The Pirates had just three hits in the loss on Tuesday. Only one was for extra bases. Bryan Reynold had a double and walked twice. Chris Archer took the loss on Tuesday, falling to 1-4 on the season. He gave up four runs over five innings of work. Archer allowed six hits and two walks with just three strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are just 1-4 in their last five road games and 1-5 in their last six Game 2’s of a series.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last six Game 2’s in a series and 5-2 in their last seven games following a loss.
Gray has struggled as of late, giving up at least five runs in three of his last four starts. DuRupau has given up just one earned run over 6.2 innings. He doesn’t have a lot of experience on the mound. Pittsburgh got locked up at the plate on Tuesday, but I don’t expect that to happen tonight. Gray doesn’t have the numbers to make that happen. I think the Pirates will be able to bounce back tonight against an inconsistent Colorado lineup.
MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates +105