Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Tips 5/23/2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Jordan Lyles
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-21, 3rd in NL Central) host the Colorado Rockies (21-25, 4th in NL West) at PNC Park on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The line on this contest has the Rockies priced at +111 and the Pirates are at -121. The over/under is set at 8.
The Rockies have been a dicey bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 21-25-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 53.3% of the time, going 24-21-0 straight up. The Pirates have been pretty good for bettors as the favorite, going 10-9-0 SU. Colorado is covering 36.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 9-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a less than ideal Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 24-20-2.
The Rockies cover 46.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-14-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 47.4% of the time at PNC Park, going 9-10-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a less than ideal Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 24-21-0.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/05/19 P Harrison Musgrave Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/17/19 RF Noel Cuevas Quad 10-day IL (04/16)
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/21/19 C Francisco Cervelli Rest left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Colorado Rockies
05/16/19 P Trevor Williams Side 10-day IL (05/17)
05/14/19 3B Jung Ho Kang Side 10-day IL (05/13)
05/08/19 P Keone Kela Elbow 10-day IL (05/06)
05/04/19 P Jameson Taillon Elbow 60-day IL (05/04)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day IL (04/23)
04/21/19 C Jacob Stallings Neck 10-day IL (04/18)
04/20/19 2B Erik Gonzalez Collarbone 60-day IL (04/20)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 21-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.45 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 416 base hits and 227 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 383. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Colorado is hitting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Rockies hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 57 hits this season in 185 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Rockies have 398 hits, including 95 doubles and 59 home runs. Colorado has walked 135 times so far this season and they have struck out 449 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 232 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 24-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.97, Jordan Lyles has a 4-1 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 188 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 405 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .325 with an OBP of .396. He has 55 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 169 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .680 with an OPS+ of 189. Melky Cabrera is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 45 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Pirates as a unit have 374 base hits, including 73 doubles and 42 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 382 occasions. They have had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.76 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +111
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