Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds - Free Prediction

April 16, 7:05 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Pirates -135 / Rockies +115

In their last game, the Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 getting the winning run in the top of the ninth. Both teams made the best of their hits with the Rockies scoring six runs on six hits and the Nationals scoring five runs on five hits. A total of five home runs were given up in the game. Colorado backers in recent games have made a killing with the Rockies winning four of their last five games including three of four in Washington at +159 or higher.

In their latest, the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 taking the lead in the third and were never challenged after that point. The win by Pittsburgh was their second straight and giving them the series win over Miami. The Pirates haven’t lost a series this season and may be worth a wager at -140 at BetOnline.

This season the Rockies rank 16th in runs scored and 19th in team ERA and the Pirates rank 4th in runs scored and 21st in team ERA.

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Pitching Match-Up

Colorado.: German Marquez (0-1 4.97 ERA)
Pittsburgh: Steven Brault (2-0 3.46 ERA)

In Marquez’s last start he went three innings and did not give up any earned runs getting ejected after a bench-clearing brawl in a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres. The Rockies have won two of his three starts this season where he has given up no earned runs over eight innings in the wins and got lit up for seven earned runs in four innings in the loss. In two starts against the Pirates, last season Marquez went 2-0 with an ERA of 2.25.

In Brault's last start he gave up four earned runs in five innings in taking a no-decision in a 13-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He won his first two outings of the season, one as a starter one in relief, where he totaled eight innings and only gave up one earned run allowing five hits. Brault’s only appearance in his career against the Rockies came in relief in his first game action of last season where he gave up two earned runs in only an inning in a 7-3 Pirates loss.

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The Pirates are 11-3 in their last 14 home games against the Rockies.

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Key Player Injuries


(!)[3B] 04/14/2018 - Nolan Arenado 5-game suspension (eligible to return 4/20 vs. Chicago Cubs) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Rayan Gonzalez 60-day DL (03/12) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Carlos Estevez 10-day DL (03/26) ( Oblique )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jeff Hoffman 10-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Zac Rosscup 10-day DL (03/26) ( Finger


[P] 03/26/2018 - A.J. Schugel 10-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Nick Burdi 60-day DL (02/20) ( Elbow )
[2B] 04/15/2018 - Josh Harrison left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies ( Hand )
[P] 04/03/2018 - Joe Musgrove 10-day DL (03/30) ( Shoulder )

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Rockies at Pirates Prediction 4/16/18

When you have two starters with relatively high WHIPs 1.74 for Marquez and 1.46 for Brault, the first thing that you should be doing is looking at the total. German Marquis is capable of tossing a good game, and he did do exactly that last July throwing seven innings of two-run ball, but he can also be erratic with ten walks in his first two games this season. Steven Brault rarely impresses and can be counted on to give up his share of runs. The lefty may have his work cut out for himself tonight against the Rockies who have averaged 5.43 runs per nine innings against lefties this season.

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