MLB Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies
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.
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.
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.
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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