Pirates vs. Rockies Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/9/23

Chris RuffoloMay 09, 2023
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The Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet in MLB action from PNC Park on Tuesday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Pittsburgh is listed as a -175 home favorite while Colorado is a +150 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Connor Seabold will start for Colorado here and is 0-0 with a 5.30 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Luis Ortiz will get the start for Pittsburgh and is making his season debut after going 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts last season.

Matchup History

Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win on Monday made it five straight wins for the Pirates over Colorado in this head-to-head matchup.


Colorado is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 30-66 in their last 96 road games while the under is 30-12 in their last 42 road games. Pittsburgh is 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win and 6-1 in their last 7 games against the NL West while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.


I’m backing the Rockies here. The Pirates may have snapped their losing streak, but once again they made it a lot harder on themselves than it likely needed to be. The Rockies are still playing solid baseball over the last week, and I think they bounce back and grab themselves a win here. Give me the Rockies.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Colorado +150
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