Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Social Navigation

Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

A pair of surging power hitters meet Wednesday when Jack Suwinski — with his two-game homer streak in tow — and the Pittsburgh Pirates (11-7) take on Kris Bryant (home runs in two straight) and the Colorado Rockies (5-13). The Pirates are favorites (-125) for the contest, which starts at 3:10 PM ET, live from Coors Field and broadcast on SportsNet RM.

Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo and Colorado’s Austin Gomber have been named the starters for this contest.

Pirates vs. Rockies Odds

  • Pirates odds to win: -125
  • Rockies odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Pirates -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

Pirates vs. Rockies Promo Codes

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Pirates vs. Rockies?

Pirates and Rockies Betting Trends

The Pirates have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won.

Pittsburgh has played as moneyline favorites of -125 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

The Rockies have won three, or 25%, of the 12 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Colorado has entered 12 games this season as the underdog by +105 or more and is 3-9 in those contests.

The Pirates have played in 18 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total eight times (8-9-1).

Games involving the Rockies have gone over the total set by bookmakers in nine of 18 chances this season.

Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates have the No. 12 offense in MLB action scoring 4.7 runs per game (85 total runs).

Pittsburgh is sixth in baseball with 23 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.

The Pirates have the 15th-ranked batting average in the league (.246).

Pittsburgh strikes out 7.9 times per game to rank eighth in MLB.

The Pirates pitching staff ranks 22nd in the majors with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Pittsburgh has the 12th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.16).

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored the 24th-most runs in the league this season with 69 (3.8 per game).

Colorado ranks 20th in Major League Baseball with 17 home runs.

The Rockies’ .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking seventh in MLB.

Colorado ranks 21st with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.

The Rockies strike out 8.1 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 25th in MLB.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.28 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

Oviedo (1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Pirates, his fourth of the season.

Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs with five, runs batted in with 17 and his batting average of .319 is also best on his team.

Andrew McCutchen is batting .302 with an OBP of .418 and a slugging percentage of .528 this season.

Ke’Bryan Hayes has 14 hits this season and a slash line of .212/.284/.348.

Carlos Santana has 16 hits and an OBP of .329 to go with a slugging percentage of .431 this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will send Gomber (0-3) to the mound for his fourth start this season.

Bryant is hitting .314 with four doubles, three home runs and five walks.

Elias Diaz has a club-leading 10 RBI and .345 batting average.

Charlie Blackmon is hitting .300 with five doubles, a home run and seven walks.

C.J. Cron has shown his power as he leads his team with four home runs.

Pirates and Rockies Injuries

Pirates: Ji-Man Choi: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 6, Rockies 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
  • How to Bet on Pirates vs. Rockies

    Get more MLB Picks, read the latest MLB game previews, and view the latest live MLB lines on Betsperts.

    If you are new to sports betting, read our in-depth guide on how to bet on Baseball and find the best MLB betting sites and promo codes.

    Latest from Bleacher Nation:

    Author: Matt Rooney

    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.