Upcoming Free Picks

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 5-21-2019

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#903 Colorado
Rockies -110
#904 Pittsburgh
Pirates 7.5

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Colorado Rockies
G. MARQUEZ

20 - 25

4
W's
2
L's
3.8
ERA
1.19
WHIP

Pittsburgh Pirates
C. ARCHER

24 - 20

1
W's
3
L's
5.58
ERA
1.4
WHIP

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 pm Eastern

We have a National League matchup to consider for Tuesday evening when the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates meet under partly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 60’s for game one of a three-game series. Colorado is last in the National League West and plans on right-hander German Marquez to take the hill on Tuesday night for the Rockies. Pittsburgh is third in the National League Central and will look to righty Chris Archer to take the mound for the Pirates. I’m the Flash and I will be discussing this contest with you today.

Rockies Four Game Losing Streak

The Rockies have lost four consecutive games including getting swept by Philadelphia this past weekend in Philly. Colorado has also lost six of their last ten games and has a record away from Coors Field of 11 wins and 14 losses. Colorado has been relatively healthy this season and getting outscored by nine runs this season means the Rockies might still have a chance to turn this season around. That could happen as soon as this series with the Pirates.

Colorado isn’t reporting any significant injuries for their series with the Pirates nor do they have anyone coming off the IL any time soon.

Marquez (4-2, 3.80 ERA) has had a good season thus far and his 3.80 ERA is impressive when considering he pitches in Coors field but his 3.14 xFIP suggests that Marquez might be the victim of some bad luck and may also see some positive regression coming his way at some point this season. Marquez strikes out 9.14, walks 1.69 and allows 1.13 bombs per nine innings pitched and boasts a 1.19 WHIP this season.

The Pirates? They rank 20th in baseball with a 21 percent strikeout rate and maybe Marquez takes a hit on his strikeout total. The Pirates have a .313 OBP and .151 ISO against righties this season could be problematic for Marquez on Tuesday night.

Pirates Three Game Winning Streak

Pittsburgh is starting to heat up and took three of four from the Padres in San Diego this past weekend. That gives Pittsburgh seven wins in their last ten games making their eleven-game road trip a successful one. Pittsburgh is 9-9 at PNC Park this season and opponents have outscored Pittsburgh by 39 runs this season. Pittsburgh has a good chance at extending their three-game winning streak and that begins Tuesday against the Rockies.

The Pirates have been hit by the injury bug this season and has a LONG IL but haven’t added any new names to the list and won’t have anyone coming off it for their series with the Rockies.

Archer (1-3, 5.58 ERA) is having his struggles and enters Tuesday night having lost three consecutive starts. Archer has a 5.58 ERA but his 4.79 xFIP suggests maybe Archer is the victim of some bad luck this season. Archer strikes out 9.98 per nine innings with 4.70 walks and 1.76 bombs per nine innings pitched this season.

The Rockies might have some problems against Archer with their 24 percent strikeout rate, but Archer has a control issue and I’m not sure their .306 OBP can take advantage of the 4.4 free passes Archer issues but Colorado does boast a .181 ISO against righties and could pose a problem for Archer and his nearly two bombs allowed per nine innings pitched this season.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

I’m hoping the line will be less than -150 because I like the Pirates at home against the Rockies on Tuesday night. Not sure what to think about Archer but he has a high strikeout rate and up against a Colorado club with a high strikeout rate, so he should get a few free outs along the way. Marquez is solid but the Pirates are a hot-hitting team and I think the offense can make up for any Archer miscues and should give the Pirates bullpen enough of a lead that their eight blown saves this season can’t mess up. Cash with the Flash and play the Pirates on Tuesday.

Prediction: Pirates

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The total hasn’t been posted yet but I don’t see that many runs scored on Tuesday. Marquez has been strong on the road with a 3.06 xFIP and Archer is better at home. Not much better, but better and that should keep this total under eight runs on Tuesday night. I saw the following trends I think could be helpful on Tuesday night;

  • Under is 3-0-1 in Marquez’s last 4 starts vs. Pirates.
  • Under is 13-4-4 in the last 21 meetings in Pittsburgh.

Cash with the Flash and play the under on Tuesday night.

Prediction: Under

Phil Naessens

Coming Soon!

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Wednesday, Sep 18
MLB
#901 Washington Nationals -165
#902 St. Louis Cardinals 7.5
1:15pm
View Pick
#903 New York Mets -150
#904 Colorado Rockies 13
3:10pm
View Pick
#913 Kansas City Royals
#914 Oakland Athletics
3:37pm
View Pick
#905 Miami Marlins 9
#906 Arizona Diamondbacks -170
3:40pm
View Pick
#915 Los Angeles Angels
#916 New York Yankees
6:35pm
View Pick
#917 Toronto Blue Jays
#918 Baltimore Orioles
7:05pm
View Pick
#925 Seattle Mariners
#926 Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05pm
View Pick
#919 Detroit Tigers
#920 Cleveland Indians
7:10pm
View Pick
#927 San Francisco Giants
#928 Boston Red Sox
7:10pm
View Pick
#907 Philadelphia Phillies 10
#908 Atlanta Braves -150
7:20pm
View Pick
#909 San Diego Padres 8.5
#910 Milwaukee Brewers -145
7:40pm
View Pick
#921 Chicago White Sox
#922 Minnesota Twins
7:40pm
View Pick
#911 Cincinnati Reds
#912 Chicago Cubs
8:05pm
View Pick
#923 Texas Rangers
#924 Houston Astros
8:10pm
View Pick
#929 Tampa Bay Rays
#930 Los Angeles Dodgers
8:10pm
View Pick
Thursday, Sep 19
NFL
#301 Tennessee Titans -1.5
#302 Jacksonville Jaguars 41
8:20pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#303 Houston 60
#304 Tulane -5.5
8:00pm
View Pick
MLB
#957 Los Angeles Angels
#958 New York Yankees
6:35pm
View Pick
Friday, Sep 20
NCAAF
#307 FIU 51.5
#308 Louisiana Tech -8
8:00pm
View Pick
#305 Utah -3.5
#306 USC 53
9:00pm
View Pick
#309 Air Force 54
#310 Boise State -7.5
9:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Sep 21
NCAAF
#333 Michigan State -9.5
#334 Northwestern 38.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#337 Boston College -7
#338 Rutgers 51.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#339 Western Michigan 63
#340 Syracuse -6
12:00pm
View Pick
#343 Michigan 47
#344 Wisconsin -3
12:00pm
View Pick
#353 California 45
#354 Ole Miss -2
12:00pm
View Pick
#359 Southern Miss
#360 Alabama
12:00pm
View Pick
#363 LSU
#364 Vanderbilt
12:00pm
View Pick
#331 Coastal Carolina -17
#332 UMass 63
1:00pm
View Pick
#321 UL Lafayette 64.5
#322 Ohio U -3.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#335 Troy -17
#336 Akron 54.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#313 Miami - OH
#314 Ohio State
3:30pm
View Pick
#319 UCF -12
#320 Pittsburgh 57.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#325 Temple -14
#326 Buffalo 55
3:30pm
View Pick
#349 Washington -6.5
#350 BYU 48.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#367 Auburn 50.5
#368 Texas A&M -3.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#377 Bowling Green 59
#378 Kent State -10.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#379 SMU 58.5
#380 TCU -9.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#327 Central Michigan
#328 Miami - FL
4:00pm
View Pick
#347 New Mexico State 68
#348 New Mexico -4.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#373 West Virginia -4.5
#374 Kansas 55
4:30pm
View Pick
#329 ODU
#330 Virginia
7:00pm
View Pick
#341 Ball State 58
#342 NC State -19
7:00pm
View Pick
#357 Georgia State 61
#358 Texas State -3
7:00pm
View Pick
#385 Oregon -10
#386 Stanford 60.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#315 Charlotte
#316 Clemson
7:30pm
View Pick
#375 Oklahoma State 71
#376 Texas -5.5
7:30pm
View Pick
#381 San Jose State
#382 Arkansas
7:30pm
View Pick
#323 Nebraska -13
#324 Illinois 63
8:00pm
View Pick
#391 Notre Dame 57
#392 Georgia -14
8:00pm
View Pick
#395 Nevada -14.5
#396 UTEP 58
8:00pm
View Pick
#351 Colorado 51.5
#352 Arizona State -7.5
10:00pm
View Pick
#345 Toledo -9.5
#346 Colorado State 66.5
10:15pm
View Pick
#397 UCLA 58.5
#398 Washington State -18.5
10:30pm
View Pick
#399 Utah State -4.5
#400 San Diego State 51
10:30pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 22
NFL
#461 Denver Broncos 43.5
#462 Packers -7.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#463 Detroit Lions 49.5
#464 Philadelphia Eagles -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#465 Baltimore Ravens 51.5
#466 Kansas City Chiefs -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#467 Cincinnati Bengals 40.5
#468 Buffalo Bills -6
1:00pm
View Pick
#471 Oakland Raiders 43
#472 Minnesota Vikings -8.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#473 New York Jets
#474 New England Patriots
1:00pm
View Pick
#475 Miami Dolphins
#476 Dallas Cowboys
1:00pm
View Pick
#477 New York Giants 49
#478 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -6.5
4:05pm
View Pick
#479 Carolina Panthers -2.5
#480 Arizona Cardinals 43.5
4:05pm
View Pick
#481 New Orleans Saints 50
#482 Seattle Seahawks -4
4:25pm
View Pick
#483 Houston Texans 49
#484 Los Angeles Chargers -3
4:25pm
View Pick
#485 Pittsburgh Steelers 46.5
#486 49ers -6.5
4:25pm
View Pick
#487 Los Angeles Rams -3
#488 Cleveland Browns 51
8:20pm
View Pick
Monday, Sep 23
NFL
#489 Chicago Bears -3.5
#490 Washington Redskins 42.5
8:15pm
View Pick