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Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (49-49) at Colorado Rockies (57-42)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)

I Nova (10-6) (3.27) vs. Kyle Freeland (9-7) (3.59)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -122 / Pittsburgh Pirates +112 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ATPT, ATRM

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a big win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Pirates have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads the Pirates with 102 hits and 57 RBI while Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer have combined for 182 hits and 72 RBI. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 3.27 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Nova is 0-2 with a 8.40 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.   

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies also look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored 30 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Colorado Rockies have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 131 hits and 67 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 235 hits and 128 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.67 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Freeland’s second career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Novas last 5 Sunday starts and 5-2 in Novas last 7 starts. The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-4 in Freelands last 5 starts vs. National League Central. The Pirates are 18-6 in the last 24 meetings.

Nova is having a really good season and is worth a look with the plus money here. However, the Rockies are back in one of those zones where they put crooked numbers up nightly, and now they're throwing out Freeland, who has allowed one hit and zero runs in his last 11.1 innings. Hard not to take the Rockies at home for the cheap price here.

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