Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks

July 16, 2012


The fans at Coors Field will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Colorado Rockies when they take their seats on Monday.
The Pirates will give the ball to starter Jeff Karstens in this one. Righthander Karstens is 2-2 this season with a 3.94 ERA.
The Rockies will counter Karstens with Jeff Francis. Lefthander Francis has a 5.19 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockies listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.
Pittsburgh was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They lost as +136 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Colorado was a 5-1 loser at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
Colorado has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 49-39 SU
Colorado: 34-54 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado’s last 9 games
Colorado is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Colorado’s last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Colorado home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 17

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