Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (10-8) at Pittsburgh Pirates (11-5)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
C Bettis (2-0) (2.04) vs. Trevor Williams (3-0) (1.56)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -135 / Colorado Rockies +125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to PNC Park on Tuesday where the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Colorado Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies are gunning for two straight wins at PNC Park after downing the Pirates 6-2 Monday. Colorado starter German Marquez allowed both runs over 5.2 frames to pick up the win.
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The Rockies totaled seven hits and four free passes with Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story both going deep and combining for five RBI’s. Chris Iannetta drove in a run and scored and seven Colorado players reached base.
Colorado hands the ball to Chad Bettis for his 4th start when the team faces Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Bettis defeated Washington 5-1 last time out with a run given up over seven frames.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been hot in the early going but cooled off for a night on Monday. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault was charged with five runs on five hits and a pair of bases on balls through 5.1 innings to absorb the loss.
The Pirates offense consisted of four hits and a pair of walks with Starling Marte and Colin Moran recorded RBI’s while Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli scored.
Trevor Williams shoots for his 4th consecutive victory when Colorado visits PNC Park on Tuesday. Williams comes off of a 6-1 win at the Chicago Cubs with the one run allowed over six innings.
Under is 14-3 in Colorado last 17 Tuesday games. Pittsburgh are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and are 13-4 in their last 17 overall and are 13-4 in their last 17 games on grass. Colorado are 6-15 in the last 21 meetings.
I think these teams are on the same level at the very least so I’d rather take the nice odds on the Rockies…