Pirates at Rockies - 4/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (13-9) at Colorado Rockies (9-12)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Nicasio (2-2) (4.50) vs. T Chatwood (2-2) (3.47)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +100 / Pittsburgh Pirates -110 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to complete the sweep over the Colorado Rockies Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Pirates have produced 18 runs in their last two games and six or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Pirates won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 30 hits, Gregory Polanco has 14 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has five home runs. Juan Nicasio gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Nicasio is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Rockies have allowed 24 runs in this series and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Colorado Rockies are a brutal 4-12 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 27 hits, Nolan Arenado has 20 RBI and Trevor Story has nine home runs. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Chatwood’s first career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 94-46 in their last 140 vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 43-91 in their last 134 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in Chatwoods last 5 starts vs. National League Central. The Pirates are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing some great baseball right now and have had no trouble scoring runs against a Rockies team that's been giving up hits left and right. The line gives the Rockies very little value, especially with the way they're playing right now.
Give me Pittsburgh for the sweep.