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MLB Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 9, 2013

MLB Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies

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    The Colorado Rockies are 8-0 in Jorge De La Rosa's last eight starts following a team loss, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as they open up a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Rockies are plus-115 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 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. 

Pittsburgh Pirates

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five games in a row, including a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins as minus-129 home favorites on Thursday.

    Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano is 5-3 with a 2.65 ERA in eight road outings this season. 

Colorado Rockies

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    The Colorado Rockies went 1-9 on their recent 10-game road trip—getting outscored by a 62-23 margin in the process.

    Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is 6-1 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 home starts this season. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Colorado Rockies in the first five innings, as they've won 14 of Jorge De La Rosa's last 16 home starts versus teams with a winning record.

    MLB Pick: Colorado Rockies plus-115 First Five Innings

     

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