Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-8-2023

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Colorado Rockies will open a National League Inter-Division three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and face off with the home-team Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday evening.


Colorado is 14-21 overall, 7-12 when playing on the road, and placed dead last in the NL West with 7 games behind the LA Dodgers in the first place while posting a -35 run difference for the season.


The Rockies won six of the last seven games played including the last two installments of a series versus the NY Mets and won the series by a 2-1 standing.


On Sunday, Colorado rallied for seven runs scored in the fifth inning of a 13-6 road win against the New York Mets while Outfielder


The Colorado Rockies will be sending left-hander Kyle Freeland (3-3, 3.76 ERA) to the pitcher’s mound to start in the series opener on Monday evening.


The southpaw starter marked a solid WHIP at 1.10 and struck out 26 batters while conceding 34 hits, 8 free bases, and 7 home runs in pitching for 38.1 innings.


In his recent appearance on the mound, Freeland pitched for five shutout innings while giving away only three hits in a 7-1 home triumph over Milwaukee. 


The totals went UNDER in 11 of Colorado’s last 16 outings while the Rockies are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches played.


Colorado is 1-4 straight up in their last 5 contests played versus Pittsburgh while the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Rockies’ last 6 road games.


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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/8/2023


The Pittsburgh Pirates are staying on their home field looking to end a seven-game losing streak with a victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.


Pittsburgh dropped to 20-15 overall and 9-7 at home play but stayed in first place in the NL Central with just 0.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers in second place and marked a run difference of +18 for the year.


The Pirates will try to get back on the winning track after losing seven of the last ten contests played and enter this three-game series trying to end a seven-game losing streak.


Pittsburgh went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position while leaving ten players on base in a 1-10 home defeat against Toronto. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes scored the solo run on two hits for the Pirates in the loss. 


The Pittsburgh Pirates management will give the ball to right-hander Mitch Keller (3-1, 3.32 ERA) to start the opening game of a three-game series on Monday.


The right-handed starter recorded a WHIP at 1.20 with 48 strikeouts while yielding 36 hits, 13 free bases, and four home runs in 40.2 innings pitched.


In his last three appearances on the mound, Keller has retired 23 batters and gave up five earned runs through 23 innings of work. 


The totals went OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 contests. The Pirates are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.


The totals went UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s last 14 outings over Colorado and also went OVER in 5 of the Pirates’ last 6 home matches.


Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh -170.


Despite missing OF Andrew McCutchen from the starting lineup due to a left ankle sprain, the Pirates will dominate this game with a home-field advantage and crowd support on Monday.


After finishing 35 games, Colorado ranked 16th in OPS and 22nd in runs scored while Pittsburgh ranked 9th in OPS and 11th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Pittsburgh will win 4-2.  


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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Date: Monday, May 8, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates -170


MLB Totals: 8.5


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