Pirates Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 23, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Pittsburgh Pirates (16-24) host the Colorado Rockies (19-21) on Monday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 6:35 PM ET at PNC Park. The Pirates head into the matchup following a series loss to the Cardinals, and the Rockies are coming off a series loss to the Mets. JT Brubaker starts for Pittsburgh (-137 to win) while Colorado (+116) will counter with Chad Kuhl.

The betting insights in the following article use the latest odds as of May 23, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Pirates vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Brubaker (PIT) Pitcher Kuhl (COL)
0 – 4 W/L 3 – 2
36.0 IP 37.1
5.50 ERA 3.86
1.417 WHIP 1.179
10.7 K/9 7.2
4.8 BB/9 3.1

Pirates Probable Starter JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates will send Brubaker (0-4) out for his ninth start of the season. He is 0-4 with a 5.50 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 28-year-old has a 5.50 ERA and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Brubaker is yet to notch a quality start so far this year.
  • He will face off against a Rockies squad that is hitting .263 as a unit (first in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .410 (seventh in MLB) with 40 total home runs (15th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Probable Starter Chad Kuhl

  • Kuhl (3-2) will take the mound for the Rockies, his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 3 2/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on eight hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched to a 3.86 ERA this season with 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.1 walks per nine across seven games.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned four quality starts.
  • The Pirates rank 24th in MLB with a .224 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 26th in the league (.351) and 32 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been the moneyline favorite seven total times this season. They’ve finished 4-3 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh has played as a moneyline favorite of -137 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Pirates a 57.8% chance to win.
  • Pittsburgh has combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times this season for a 15-20-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Pirates have collected a 19-21-0 record against the spread this season (covering 47.5% of the time).
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Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have entered the game as underdogs 27 times this season and won 11, or 40.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Colorado has won seven of its 20 games, or 35%, when they’re the underdog by at least +116 on the moneyline.
  • The Rockies have a 46.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Colorado and its opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 40 games with a total.
  • The Rockies have an ATS record of 17-23-0 in 40 games with a spread this season.

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ben Gamel is hitting .268 with seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 17 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Gamel ranks 49th in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 70th in slugging.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads his team with a .361 on-base percentage, and has a club-leading .348 slugging percentage. He has 10 doubles and 18 walks while hitting .274.
  • Hayes currently ranks 44th in batting average, 30th in on base percentage, and 127th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is hitting .250 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 14 walks. He paces the Pirates with 28 hits.
  • Bryan Reynolds is hitting .228 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 136 .228 13 5 9 .323 .705
Ke’Bryan Hayes 135 .274 16 0 10 .361 .709
Ben Gamel 123 .268 17 3 15 .357 .772
Daniel Vogelbach 112 .250 14 6 14 .331 .804
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 105 .181 8 2 14 .291 .558
Michael Chavis 103 .301 10 4 15 .324 .829
Diego Castillo 98 .235 9 2 7 .269 .596
Jack Suwinski 74 .176 9 4 8 .228 .593
Josh VanMeter 71 .169 6 2 4 .224 .520
Rodolfo Castro 33 .182 4 0 0 .229 .441

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron has 51 hits and an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .619. All three of those stats are tops among Colorado hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Cron’s batting average is sixth, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is third in slugging percentatge.
  • Connor Joe has collected 41 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .367.
  • Joe is currently 37th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and 54th in slugging percentage among all qualifying players.
  • Charlie Blackmon has collected 29 base hits, an OBP of .281 and a slugging percentage of .403 this season.
  • Ryan McMahon has been key for Colorado with 37 hits, an OBP of .340 plus a slugging percentage of .410.

Rockies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
C.J. Cron 155 .329 26 11 32 .375 .994
Connor Joe 146 .281 23 4 11 .367 .799
Ryan McMahon 144 .257 21 4 21 .340 .750
Charlie Blackmon 134 .216 20 6 17 .281 .684
Brendan Rodgers 120 .242 15 2 18 .287 .637
Randal Grichuk 117 .282 15 5 22 .325 .761
José Iglesias 112 .304 13 0 12 .361 .736
Elias Díaz 102 .206 10 2 7 .255 .579
Yonathan Daza 79 .354 10 0 8 .409 .814
Sam Hilliard 73 .164 8 2 11 .267 .582

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