Pirates Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 24, 2022

Written By Staff on May 24, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (19-22) will look to Brendan Rodgers, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak, when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-24) at 6:35 PM ET on Tuesday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh (-116 to win) has Roansy Contreras starting, while Colorado (-102) will counter with Kyle Freeland.

The betting insights in the article below reference odds valid as of May 24, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Pirates vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Contreras (PIT) Pitcher Freeland (COL)
1 – 0 W/L 1 – 4
7.2 IP 42.2
3.52 ERA 4.85
0.913 WHIP 1.570
11.7 K/9 7.2
3.5 BB/9 2.7

Pirates Probable Starter Roansy Contreras

  • Contreras will start for the Pirates, his first this season.
  • The 22-year-old righty has pitched in relief three times this season.
  • He has a 3.52 ERA and 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings over his three appearances.
  • The Rockies have MLB’s eighth-ranked scoring offense (191 total runs) and have put up a .262 batting average as a team while hitting 40 home runs (16th in the league) this season.

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

Rockies Probable Starter Kyle Freeland

  • Freeland (1-4) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants, giving up three earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.85 and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season.
  • He has started eight games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in three of them.
  • The Pirates are batting .226 this season, 24th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .354 (25th in the league) with 32 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 29-year-old ranks 58th in ERA (4.85), 60th in WHIP (1.570), and 44th in K/9 (7.2).

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

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates are 5-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -116 or shorter, Pittsburgh has a record of 4-3 (57.1%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Pirates a 53.7% chance to win.
  • In the 41 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Pittsburgh, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-21-5).
  • The Pirates have a 19-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 46.3% of the time).
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Rockies Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rockies have won 11 out of the 28 games, or 39.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Colorado has a record of 11-16 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least -102 on the moneyline.
  • The Rockies have a 50.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Colorado have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 22 of 41 chances this season.
  • The Rockies are 18-23-0 against the spread this season.

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has put up an on-base percentage of .377 and a slugging percentage of .370. Both lead the Pirates. Overall, he’s batting .290 with 11 doubles and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Hayes ranks 24th in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage, and 115th in slugging.
  • Ben Gamel is batting .270 with seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Gamel ranks 49th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and 73rd in slugging.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has collected 28 hits, a team-best for the Pirates. He is batting .241 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 14 walks.
  • Bryan Reynolds has four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 19 walks while batting .223.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 139 .223 13 5 9 .321 .695
Ke’Bryan Hayes 138 .290 17 0 11 .377 .747
Ben Gamel 126 .270 18 3 15 .361 .774
Daniel Vogelbach 116 .241 14 6 14 .321 .778
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 109 .183 8 2 15 .290 .556
Michael Chavis 103 .301 10 4 15 .324 .829
Diego Castillo 98 .235 9 2 7 .269 .596
Jack Suwinski 77 .182 9 4 8 .232 .609
Josh VanMeter 75 .187 6 2 4 .238 .571
Rodolfo Castro 36 .194 4 0 0 .256 .506

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron has 51 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .604, both of which lead Colorado hitters this season.
  • Cron is 12th in batting average, 28th in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
  • Connor Joe leads Colorado with an OBP of .368 this season while batting .285 with 19 walks and 23 runs scored.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Joe ranks 32nd in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 56th in slugging percentage.
  • Charlie Blackmon has collected 30 base hits, an OBP of .280 and a slugging percentage of .399 this season.
  • Ryan McMahon has been key for Colorado with 37 hits, an OBP of .343 plus a slugging percentage of .404.

Rockies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
C.J. Cron 159 .321 26 11 32 .366 .970
Connor Joe 151 .285 23 4 11 .368 .798
Ryan McMahon 146 .253 22 4 21 .343 .747
Charlie Blackmon 138 .217 20 6 17 .280 .679
Brendan Rodgers 124 .242 15 2 18 .286 .633
Randal Grichuk 121 .273 15 5 22 .315 .736
José Iglesias 115 .304 13 0 12 .365 .739
Elias Díaz 105 .210 10 2 7 .263 .587
Yonathan Daza 79 .354 10 0 8 .409 .814
Sam Hilliard 77 .169 8 2 11 .267 .579

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