Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates (21-15) are set to take on the Colorado Rockies (14-22) Tuesday at 6:35 PM ET, airing on SportsNet PT. The Pirates are listed as -174 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Rockies have +148 odds for the contest.

Pittsburgh’s Luis Ortiz and Colorado’s Connor Seabold have been named the starters for this contest.

Pirates vs. Rockies Odds

  • Pirates odds to win: -174
  • Rockies odds to win: +148
  • Spread: Pirates -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Pirates vs. Rockies?

Pirates and Rockies Betting Trends

The Pirates have compiled an 8-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 88.9% of those games).

Pittsburgh has played as moneyline favorites of -174 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Rockies have been the underdog 29 times and won 12, or 41.4%, of those games.

Colorado has a record of 7-14 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +148 on the moneyline.

The Pirates have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 36 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 17 of those games (17-18-1).

So far this season, the Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 36 games with a total.

Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates have the No. 11 offense in MLB play scoring 4.6 runs per game (165 total runs).

Pittsburgh averages one home run per game to rank 19th in MLB action with 37 total home runs .

The Pirates’ .249 batting average ranks 14th in the majors.

Pittsburgh’s hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

The Pirates pitching staff ranks 16th in the majors with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Pittsburgh has the 10th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.82).

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 16th in the majors with 152 total runs scored this season.

Colorado’s 30 home runs rank 25th in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies have a team batting average of .253 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.

Colorado ranks 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

The Rockies have a 7.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Colorado has the 24th-ranked ERA (4.86) in the majors this season.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

Ortiz makes his first start of the season for the Pirates.

Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in runs batted in with 23 while batting .298, which is also best on the team.

Carlos Santana is batting .256 with an OBP of .338 and a slugging percentage of .397 this season.

Ke’Bryan Hayes has collected 33 base hits, an OBP of .313 and a slugging percentage of .366 this season.

Andrew McCutchen has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .346. He’s slugging .452 on the year.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Seabold will get the start for the Rockies, his second of the season.

Kris Bryant is batting .306 with five doubles, five home runs and 14 walks.

Charlie Blackmon has eight doubles, three home runs and 15 walks while batting .261.

Elias Diaz paces the Rockies with 18 runs batted in while racking up a team-best batting average of .333.

C.J. Cron has hit six home runs to lead his team.

Pirates and Rockies Injuries

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

Rockies: German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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