Check out our sports news section each day for complimentary predictions - Click here for more sports betting picks


Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh Pirates’

Will Rogers betting the Pirates +107 odds over the Rockies on June 14th 2017

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh +107 odds (June 14th 2017)

The set-up: the Pirates have taken the first two of this three-game home series with the Rockies (won 7-2 on Monday & 5-2 on Tuesday) and with four straight wins, own their longest winning streak of the season (modest though it may be). The back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh addded to Sunday night’s 7-5 loss at Wrigley, matches Colorado’s longest losing streak in 2017. Colorado scored 50 runs during a seven-game winning streak prior to its current skid but has managed only four runs in the two losses in Pittsburgh, going 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position.

The pitching matchup: German Márquez (4-3 & 4.44 ERA) starts for Colorado and Chad Kuhl (1-5 & 5.63 ERA) for Pittsburgh. Marquez won his final four starts in May (four ERs allowed for a 1.46 ERA) but he allowed six runs in five innings at San Diego on June 2, (8-5 loss), before lasting only three innings (threw 80 pitches!) in a no-decision at the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Kuhl’s lone win this season came in his 2017 debut and he has not pitched beyond five innings since April 18. However, with his spot in the rotation in jeopardy, he has responded with back-to-back solid efforts in a pair of no-decisions. He allowed two runs and three hits in five innings versus Arizona on May 31 and one run and four hits at Baltimore last time out.

The pick: Colorado has scored the most runs in the National League with 344 but the Rockies have mustered just four over the first two games of this three-game series. Like Kuhl, Márquez’s spot in the rotation is hardly assured, as Tyler Anderson and Jon Gray are both closing in on their returns for Colorado. Marquez looks shaky at best after throwing 80 pitches in just three innings in his last start, while Kuhl owns a 3.72 ERA over his last four starts and is coming off one of his best outings of the season. The Pirates get the sweep.

Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick from Will Rogers: June 10th 2017

Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB Betting Pick: Miami -119 odds (June 10th 2017)

The set-up: The Miami Marlins were just 17-30 in games played through May 27 but have since won 10 of 13, inching their way back towards .500. The 27-33 Marlins still have a ways to go and realistically, are a postseason long-shot at best. Miami trails the first-place Nats by 11 games and are 8 1/2 games out in the wild card chase with a ton of teams in front of them. However, for now, the Marlins are averaging 7.1 RPG in their last 10 wins, after winning 12-7 at Pittsburgh last night. Pirates starters Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow combining to allow 14 runs (13 earned) in just in 8 2/3 innings over the first two games of the series, which has forced the bullpen to pitch more than nine innings these last two days. The Pirates are 26-35 (slightly worse than the Marlins) but only trail the first-place Brewers by 6 1/2 games in the NL Central.

The pitching matchup: Dan Straily (4-4 & 3.59 ERA) goes for Miami and Trevor Williams (3-3 & 4.57 ERA) for Pittsburgh. Straily lost his last outing at Chicago, despite allowing just three runs in seven innings. That snapped a stretch of three straight wins in which he had a 3.57 ERA. Straily has a nice run going, having allowed three or fewer ERs in each of his last six outings and owns 69 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings in 2017. He’s made 10 previous appearances against Pittsburgh (seven starts), going 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA (teams are 4-3 in his starts). Williams can make a case that he’s been Pittsburgh’s best starter this last month or so, having allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last five starts. The rookie pitched a career-high seven innings at the New York Mets on Sunday and allowed one run and seven hits to earn the win. Williams came out of the bullpen at Miami on April 30 and allowed one run on one hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning to suffer the loss.but this marks his first start against them.

The pick: Williams has been solid (see above) but the Pirates need him to go deep into this game to give their bullpen a rest. That may be asking a lot against a Miami team which has hit well since the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. As noted above, Straily comes in pitching wel as of late and I’ll back the hotter team (Miami).

Mets vs. Pirates Odds & Pick from Handicapper Brandon Lee: June 3rd 2017

New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB Betting Pick: Mets -124 odds (June 3rd 2017)

New York is worth a look here as a short home favorite against the Pirates, as they will be out to revenge a series opening lost to Pittsburgh last night in which they blew a 7-4 lead after 5 innings. For me, this all comes down to the starting pitching matchup and fading Pirates starter Tyler Glasnow, who has a 6.95 ERA in 10 starts overall and a 7.45 ERA in 4 outings on the road. I know the overall numbers aren’t much better for Mets starter Robert Gsellman, but he’s coming into this start off two great outings, where he pitched at least 6 innings and allowed 3 or fewer runs. Even with yesterday’s win, Pittsburgh is still a mere 4-11 in their last 15 road games against a team with a losing home record and are 1-4 in their last 5 following a win. Mets are 7-1 in Gsellman’s last 8 starts after scoring 5 or more runs and 4-1 in their last 5 against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Give me the Mets -124!

**67% L12 50* TOP PLAYS (7-2 L9 MLB Run Line Top Plays)** Brandon Lee continues to build on his Massive 560-473 All-Sports Run that has his $1,000 Clients PROFITING $48,000 OVER L365+ DAYS!

**TOP 10 RATED CAPPER 2017**

If you are looking to profit on the diamond Saturday you are going to want to get your hands on Lee’s 50* MLB VEGAS SHARP MONEY TOP PLAY!

Act now and you get it for the low price of $34.95. You are GUARANTEED A WINNING PACKAGE or you get your money back in site credit!