The Pittsburgh Pirates are 18-5 in their last 23 games as home favorites of minus-151 to minus-200, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as they take on the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Pirates are minus-165 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
The Colorado Rockies allowed 40 combined runs in suffering a four-game sweep to the Atlanta Braves, including an 11-2 setback as plus-196 road underdogs on Thursday.
Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is 1-3 with a 6.97 ERA in four career efforts against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to complete a five-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, suffering a 13-0 blowout loss as minus-111 home favorites.
Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is allowing opposing hitters to bat .301 against him at PNC Park this season.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Pittsburgh Pirates on the run line, as they've won 26 of their last 38 games following a loss.
MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -1.5 (plus-140)
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