Pirates vs Rockies Odds, Picks & Predictions (July 16)

Pirates vs Rockies Odds, Picks & Predictions (July 16)

Pirates vs Rockies odds

Jul 14, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Hampson (1) and first baseman C.J. Cron (25) and shortstop Jose Iglesias (11) and second baseman Brendan Rodgers (7) and relief pitcher Carlos Estevez (54) celebrate after the game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are -135 home favorites over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a National League game slated for Saturday, July 16
Pittsburgh is 6-4 straight up in the past 10 road games
The Pirates are 6-3 SU in the last nine road games at Colorado

When it comes to playing baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-52, 18-29 away) get excited about playing the Colorado Rockies (41-49, 26-22 home). That’s because it’s one of the rare occasions when Pittsburgh is left with something to brag about.

Entering Friday’s opener of the three-game series between the two teams, the Pirates have won two of their last three games and three of the last four series contested against the Rockies. At Colorado, Pittsburgh is 6-4 straight up over the past 10 games.

Oddsmakers are choosing to look past this history. They’re setting the Rockies as -135 favourites when these two clubs meet on Saturday. Colorado is 7-11 against the runline as a home favorite this season.

First pitch at Coors Field is set for 3:10pm ET on Saturday, July 16. Rain with 12 mph wind and a temperature of 91 degrees are the weather forecast.

Pirates vs Rockies Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Pittsburgh Pirates
+115
+1.5 (-155)
O 11.5 (-115)
Colorado Rockies
-135
-1.5 (+130)
U 11.5 (-105)

Odds as of July 15 at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars Sportsbook

The favorite’s odds of -135 are giving the Rockies an implied probability of victory of 57.45% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Colorado would deliver a payout of $17.40.

The MLB betting trends are showing that the public is with the oddsmakers. There’s 61% of public wagers on both the moneyline and the runline backing the Rockies. Total bettors are going with the over, also at a 61% pace.

Neither of these teams are offering much hope in MLB futures betting. In the MLB Division odds, Colorado is showing odds of +25000 to win the NL West. Bettors can access +35000 odds on the Pirates capturing the NL Central. The MLB pennant odds display each of the Rockies and Pirates at +100000 . In the World Series odds, both Pittsburgh and Colorado are given a betting line of +200000.

Pittsburgh vs Colorado Probable Pitchers

After an 0-5 start to the season, Pittsburgh right-hander Mitch Keller is 3-1 over his last four decisions, covering his past 10 starts, He took the loss in five of his first seven 2022 starts.

Keller is also 3-0 in his last six starts on the road. However, he has surrendered 29 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 23 innings for a 5.32 ERA.

Mitch Keller, Filthy 79mph Curveball. 😷 pic.twitter.com/2bnZaw0vDT

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 14, 2022

He worked 3.1 innings in relief against Colorado on May 25. Keller didn’t figure in the decision as Pittsburgh won 10-5.

He’s 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA in two career appearances against the Rockies. This will be his first career appearance at Coors Field.

Keller vs Urena

3-6
Record
0-1
4.88
ERA
2.66
4.48
xERA
6.03
1.48
WHIP
1.48
2.22
SO/W Ratio
0.83

To say it’s been an up-and-down year for Rockies right-hander Jose Urena would be an understatement. He started the season in the NL Central with the Milwaukee Brewers. After four relief appearances in April, he was designated for assignment.

He signed a minor-league deal with the Rockies. After a stint at Colorado’s extended spring training facility, Urena was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Rockies recalled him for a July 6 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On June 11, Jose Ureña gave up 10 runs in 2.2 innings to the Padres AAA team in El Paso.

Exactly a month later, Ureña gives up just 2 earned to the Padres MLB team in Coors

— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) July 12, 2022

He took the loss in his second start on July 12 at home to the San Diego Padres. Urena has worked into the sixth inning in those two starts. He’s allowed three earned runs over 12.2 innings for a 2.25 ERA.

However, he’s 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA in 11 career appearances against the Pirates. He tossed two relief stints against Pittsburgh for Milwaukee this season, allowing one earned run in 3.1 innings.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Rockies Batters
Batting Average vs Keller
Pirates Batters
Batting Average vs Urena
Charlie Blackmon
.333
Diego Castillo
1.000
Kris Bryant
.500
Michael Chavis
.000
CJ Cron
.000
Oneil Cruz
.000
Yonathan Daza
.667
Jason Delay
.000
Elias Diaz
.000
Ben Gamel
.000
Randal Grichuk
1.000
Ke’Bryan Hayes
.000
Garrett Hampson
.000
Jake Marisnick
.000
Sam Hilliard
.000
Kevin Newman
.333
Jose Iglesias
.429
Michael Perez
.000
Connor Joe
.000
Jack Suwinski
.500
Ryan McMahon
.000
Yoshi Tsutsugo
1.000
Brendan Rodgers
.000
Josh VanMeter
.000
Brian Serven
.500
Daniel Vogelbach
.000

Colorado’s Jose Igelsias is 3-for-7 (.429) with a homer and four RBI when facing Keller. Kris Bryant (3-for-6) and Brian Serven (1-for-2) are both batting .500. Bryant has driven in three runs. Yonathan Diaz is 2-for-3 (.667) and Randal Grichuk (1-for-1) is batting 1.000 with an RBI.

Jose Igelsias finished with 6 RBI in the Rockies (+160) 10-6 win over the Padres. 💪 pic.twitter.com/tHJbSJUxtd

— theScore Bet (@theScoreBet) July 14, 2022

For the Pirates, Kevin Newman is 1-for-3 (.333) when batting against Urena. Both Diego Castillo and Yoshi Tsutsugo are 1-for-1 (1.000). Jack Suwinski is 1-for-2 (.500).

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Pirates vs Rockies Prediction

Keller gave up at least four earned runs in five of his first seven starts. He followed that win a run of seven appearances in which he never gave up more than two earned runs. It’s appearing that Keller is reverting to his earlier form. He’s given up least three earned runs in three of his last four starts.

Iggy is FIRED UP, how ’bout y’all?!
🔥😮‍💨🔥😮‍💨🔥 pic.twitter.com/FZqwJCFgrw

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 14, 2022

Meanwhile, Urena appears to be rounding into form. Take the Rockies in the moneyline to win at home.

Pick: Colorado Rockies ML (-135).

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