Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 7-16-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet with the Colorado Rockies in MLB action in Coors Field, CO, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 3:10 PM ET.


When the two teams met at PNC Park in May, the Pirates eliminated the Rockies with a series defeat. There is hope that they will be able to do this on their weekend road trip to Coors Field, but there is a noticeable difference in the Rockies’ performance when they are playing inside their stadium.


In their previous matchup against a San Diego Padres team with a top-10 run-scoring defense, they were pounding in runs like batting practice. In this series rematch, the Pirates will be the away team, raising the level of difficulty even only geographically.


The Pirates gave up 5.07 runs and 8.84 hits per game on average. They’re getting pummeled at the bat all the time, and there might not be any way to avoid it taking place in a location that acted as a house of horrors for opposition pitchers this season.


Pittsburgh will pin their hopes on Mitch Keller, who will start at pitcher on Saturday afternoon, to avoid getting consumed by the fear fest. He has a 3-6 record this season and a 4.88 ERA.


  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s previous 10 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-6 SU in their last 8 matches against Colorado.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s last 14 matches on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Predictions 7/16/2022


At this point, Jose Urena undoubtedly bores the Rockies with his appearances in the circle. They previously faced the 30-year-old right-hander twice while he was pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, and they’ll do so once more on Saturday. He is the Rockies’ starter this time, which is the only difference.


His previous two appearances, which he won, came against the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. While it is true that he did lose to the Padres, that match was more about the bullpen failing than anything else.


There’s no reason to believe he couldn’t stop the bats of the league’s third-worst run-scoring club as long as he continues to throw with the same assurance.


The Pirates’ day will be exhausting as they try to contain Colorado’s attack at home. The Rockies’ hitting order coming up to the plate at Coors Field with a .260/ .323/ .405 slash line is one of the biggest offensive splash parties among clubs.


The Rockies should prevail if Urena can hold off Pittsburgh’s struggling bats and the offense in Colorado keeps producing runs.


  • The Rockies are 5-1 SU in their previous 6 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Colorado’s last 9 matches against Pittsburgh.
  • The Colorado Rockies are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies. The MLB pick for this game is the Colorado Rockies. When the Rockies are hitting away at Coors Field, their bats hit a totally different gear.


This season, they scored 5.88 runs and had 9.77 hits per game at home. That’s a significant issue for a Pirates club that is always allowing runs on defense.


Although the Rockies’ defense isn’t up to par compared to the Pirates’, they have the offensive firepower to make up for it in this series. And with Jose Urena taking the mound to open this game, I wouldn’t be too complacent with Colorado’s defense.


As a bullpen pitcher for a Milwaukee Brewers team that defeated the Pirates both times, the experienced right-hander already played them twice. He’s been a reliable starter in back-to-back contests, and I anticipate that performance to continue against a Pirates club that is obviously having trouble making plays.


The Colorado Rockies will win to a predicted score of 8-5.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Coors Field, CO


Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022




MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies -125


MLB Totals: 12


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