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

Pittsburgh Pirates (14-19) vs Colorado Rockies (8-24)

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)

Bailey Falter (2-2) (4.22) vs Ryan Feltner (1-2) (5.13)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -149 / Colorado Rockies +126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet Sunday in MLB action from PNC Park. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Colorado Rockies recent form and player performance

• The Pittsburgh Pirates recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Colorado Rockies

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Pittsburgh Pirates

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rockies and Pirates

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rockies vs Pirates game

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies played the Miami Marlins this week. Colorado didn’t do very well in that series, losing all three games 7-6, 4-1 and 5-4. The Rockies finally got a win over Pittsburgh 3-2 in the opener. On Saturday Colorado had just one hit in a 1-0 loss. Starting pitcher Austin Gomber lasted 6.0 clean frames with four hits, two walks and three strikeouts.

In the starting pitcher role for the Rockies on Sunday it’ll be Ryan Feltner. This year in his six starts Feltner is 1-2 with a 5.13 ERA and 33 Ks in 33.1 innings. Feltner is 7-16 with a 5.89 ERA in 38 games (37 starts) in his MLB career.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Over on the Pittsburgh side, they took on the Oakland Athletics in their early-week series. The Pirates fell in a sweep as well, dropping 5-1, 5-2 and 4-0 before their one-run loss to the Rockies in the opener. On Saturday Pittsburgh got a walk-off RBI from Jack Suwinski. Jared Jones posted 7.0 innings with one hit, no walks and 10 Ks as starter.

It’ll be Bailey Falter in the starting pitcher role for the Pirates on Sunday. Across his six starts this year Falter is 2-2 with a 4.22 ERA and 23 Ks in 32.0 innings. Falter is 12-16 with a 4.69 ERA in 66 games (37 starts) total across his career. The Pirates will meet the Angels after this series.

Rockies vs Pirates Injury Notes

Rockies RP Justin Lawrence was placed on the paternity list on Friday.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Andrew McCutchen has hit a home run in four of his last eight appearances against the Rockies.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances against the Rockies after playing the previous day.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Jack Suwinski has recorded an RBI in three of the Pirates' last four home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Oneil Cruz has scored at least one run in six of his last seven home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Jacob Stallings has recorded at least one RBI in three of his last four road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ryan McMahon has scored a run in three of the Rockies' last four games at PNC Park.
  • Ryan McMahon has hit a home run in three of the Rockies' last nine games as underdogs.
  • Jacob Stallings has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances with the Rockies as underdogs.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Jacob Stallings has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances at PNC Park.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.330).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 3rd in the league for walks this season (137).
  • 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 (5.65).

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Pirates. Falter needs to have a bounce-back start, though. In his last outing Falter took a loss to the A’s with five earned on six hits in 5.0 innings. Prior to that however, Falter had three earned runs in 12.0 innings on seven hits and three walks over two starts. As for Feltner, he’s 0-1 in his last three starts with 13 earned runs in 17.1 innings of work.

On Saturday the Pirates posted a pretty masterful pitching effort between Jones, Colin Holderman and David Bednar. It overshadowed a tepid outing at the plate, so Pittsburgh will probably need to get the bats going on Sunday.

Andrew’s Pick Pittsburgh Pirates -149

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