Pirates vs Rockies Prediction - MLB PIcks 4/18/23

Colorado Rockies (5-11) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (9-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Jose Urena (0-2) (9.90) vs Vince Velasquez (1-2) (5.40)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies -120 / Pittsburgh Pirates -105 --- Over/Under: 12.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Coors Field. On Monday it was the Pirates that were able to secure the 14-3 victory. 

Pirates Betting Preview

The Pirates come into this game with a 10-7 record overall and they have had a really nice start to the season. On Monday the Pirates scored 14 runs and they were led by Ke’Bryan Harris who finished two hits and three RBIs. Ji-hwan Bae also had three runs and two RBIs. On the mound for the Pirates will be Vince Velazquez who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 5.40. In his last start against the Cardinals he went six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

Rockies Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rockies who sit with a 5-12 record overall and again the offense was a major issue on Monday. They also gave up six runs in the second inning, and hte pitching didn’t give them much of a chance. On the mound for the Rockies will be Jose Urena who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 9.90. In his last start against the Cardinals he went five innings and gave up five hits and three runs. The Rockies offense is ranked 25th in the league while the defense is ranked 28th. 

Pirates vs Rockies Trends

Pirates are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win. Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Rockies are 1-8 in Urena's last 9 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rockies offense really struggled on Monday, and it’s not going to get any better with Urena on the mound. Urena sits with an ERA of 9.90 and he’s going to be lit up in this game. Look for the Pirates to score at least eight or nine runs and that will be the difference as Pittsburgh gets the job done. Back Pittsburgh on the money line.

Shane’s Pick Pittsburgh ML

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