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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 6-16-24 Picks

Pittsburgh Pirates (33-36) vs. Colorado Rockies (24-45)
June 16, 2024 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Pittsburgh Pirates ; Over/Under: -
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Coors Field. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-37 on the year and play the Reds and Rays next. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 76 hits and 38 RBI, while Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe have combined for 112 hits and 56 RBI.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 25-45 on the season and play the Dodgers and Nationals next. The Colorado Rockies have scored 27 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Colorado Rockies have won 7 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ezequiel Tovar leads the Colorado Rockies with 83 hits and 33 RBI, while Ryan McMahon and Brenton Doyle have combined for 131 hits and 55 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

Dakota Hudson gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies, and he is 2-8 with a 4.87 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Hudson has allowed 9 hits and 5 earned runs in his last 11 innings. Hudson has a 7.57 ERA and .321 allowed batting average in 27.1 home innings. Hudson is 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Why the Pittsburgh Pirates will win

  • The Rockies have lost eight of their last nine day games against NL Central opponents.
  • The Pirates have won each of their last five road games against NL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line in each of their last six road games against NL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games following a win.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Charlie Blackmon has scored at least one run in each of his last four home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Dakota Hudson has recorded four or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Kris Bryant has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 18 appearances at Coors Field.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded a Double in each of his last four home appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one Single in 13 of his last 15 appearances at Coors Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 18 appearances at Coors Field.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five home appearances against NL opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 road appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one total base in each of the Pirates’ last 13 games against NL opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six road appearances against the Rockies.
  • Andrew McCutchen has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances at Coors Field against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andrew McCutchen has hit a home run in each of his last five road appearances against the Rockies.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates’ last 13 games against NL opponents.

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t announce a starting pitcher for this game, but I’m still going to back them regardless. The Pirates are the better team, no matter how you slice it, and Dakota Hudson hasn’t been good this season. With an ERA of nearly 5 on the season and a 7.57 ERA at home through 27.1 innings, the Pirates should like their chances to put up a crooked number. I don’t care who the Pirates are throwing out there on Sunday. Give me the Pirates to win game 3 against the Rockies.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates

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