Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/4/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (14-18) vs Colorado Rockies (7-24)

Game Info: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)

Jared Jones (2-3) (3.18) vs Austin Gomber (0-2) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -208 / Colorado Rockies +173 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at PNC Park. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 8-24 this season after losses to the Astros and Marlins. The Colorado Rockies have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 4 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ryan McMahon leads the Colorado Rockies with 38 hits and 19 RBI, while Brenton Doyle and Ezequiel Tovar have combined for 68 hits and 20 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 5 straight games, which includes losses to the Giants and Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 4 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 straight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 7 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 31 hits and 17 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz have combined for 58 hits and 20 RBI.

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Austin Gomber gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies, and he is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Gomber has allowed 26 hits and 12 runs in his last 27.1 innings, and the Rockies have lost 4 straight games he’s pitched. Gomber has a 6.30 ERA and .300 allowed batting average on the road. Gomber is 0-3 with a 8.10 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jared Jones gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Jones will make his seventh career start, and he’s allowed 9 runs in his last 28.1 innings. Jones has a 2.25 ERA and .217 allowed batting average at home this season. This will be Jones’ first career game against the Colorado Rockies.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Andrew McCutchen has hit a home run in four of his last seven appearances against the Rockies.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Rockies after playing the previous day.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' last 12 Saturday games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Oneil Cruz has scored at least one run in each of his last six home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded a Single in six of the Pirates' last seven day games against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan McMahon has hit a home run in three of the Rockies' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one RBI in three of his last four appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Ryan McMahon has scored a run in four of the Rockies' last five games at PNC Park.
  • Austin Gomber has recorded four or more strikeouts in six of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rockies' last 10 games as road underdogs against the Pirates.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rockies' last 10 games as road underdogs against the Pirates.
  • Jacob Stallings has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances at PNC Park.
  • Ryan McMahon ranks 10th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.407) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 28th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.332).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 3rd in the league for walks this season (132).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for steals this season (11).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for ERA this season (5.80).

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

I'm not running to the window to back the Pittsburgh Pirates given their current form, especially at this price point. However, the Rockies have been the worst team overall and Austin Gomber is a more than hittable pitcher that the Pirates can use to break out of this offensive drought. Jared Jones has also been highly impressive as a rookie, and he's been at his best at home. This is a spot the Pirates can use to stop the bleeding and get in the win column. Give me the Pirates, and I'll use the RL to shave down the expensive price.

Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Pirates -1.5

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