Rockies Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 16, 2022

Written By Staff on July 16, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (42-49) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-53) on Saturday at Coors Field, beginning at 3:10 PM ET. Colorado’s (-132 to win) Jose Urena starts against Pittsburgh’s (+112) Mitch Keller.

The betting insights in what follows reflect odds as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET.

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Rockies vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ureña (COL) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
0 – 1 W/L 3 – 6
20.1 IP 83.0
2.66 ERA 4.88
1.475 WHIP 1.482
3.5 K/9 7.7
4.9 BB/9 3.5

Rockies Probable Starter José Ureña

  • Urena (0-1) takes the mound for the Rockies to make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .244 against him this season. He has a 2.66 ERA and 3.5 strikeouts per nine innings over his six games.
  • Urena is seeking his third quality start in a row.
  • He meets a Pirates offense that ranks 28th in the league with 331 runs while batting .220 as a squad. It has a collective .369 slugging percentage (28th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 96 home runs (15th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Ureña

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Newman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Ben Gamel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yoshi Tsutsugo 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Ke’Bryan Hayes 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Michael Chavis 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Diego Castillo 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Daniel Vogelbach 1 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Jake Marisnick 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • Keller (3-6) will take to the mound for the Pirates and make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Monday, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 4.88 ERA this season with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.5 walks per nine across 17 games.
  • In 15 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • The Rockies have scored 422 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They have 819 hits, first in baseball, with 85 home runs (21st in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Iglesias 7 .429 3 1 4 .429 1.286
Kris Bryant 6 .500 3 0 3 .571 1.404
Yonathan Daza 3 .667 2 0 0 .750 1.417
C.J. Cron 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Charlie Blackmon 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Brian Serven 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Garrett Hampson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brendan Rodgers 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Connor Joe 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Elias Díaz 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have been the moneyline favorite 20 total times this season. They’ve gone 12-8 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -132 or shorter, Colorado has a 7-4 record (winning 63.6% of its games).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Rockies have an implied win probability of 56.9%.
  • In the 91 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Colorado, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 44 times (44-43-4).
  • The Rockies have put together a 47-44-0 record against the spread this season.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 29 out of the 75 games, or 38.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 24-42 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +112 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 47.2% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 37 of 91 chances this season.
  • The Pirates are 47-44-0 against the spread in their 91 chances this season.

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron has accumulated 100 hits with a .553 slugging percentage, both team-high statistics for the Rockies. He’s batting .296 with 20 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Cron ranks 23rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 44th and he is eighth in slugging.
  • Charlie Blackmon is batting .278 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Among the qualified, Blackmon ranks 41st in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage, and 36th in slugging.
  • Blackmon heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .324 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Brendan Rodgers is hitting .257 with 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 24 walks.
  • Connor Joe paces his team with a .374 on-base percentage. He has 16 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 49 walks while batting .267.

Rockies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
C.J. Cron 338 .296 54 21 69 .349 .902
Charlie Blackmon 324 .278 46 14 52 .329 .804
Connor Joe 318 .267 48 5 23 .374 .764
Brendan Rodgers 311 .257 41 9 47 .312 .730
Ryan McMahon 303 .244 37 7 41 .337 .717
Randal Grichuk 279 .251 33 9 41 .287 .688
José Iglesias 275 .298 29 3 33 .339 .743
Yonathan Daza 230 .296 34 0 19 .348 .691
Elias Díaz 205 .224 16 5 23 .275 .626
Sam Hilliard 120 .183 18 2 13 .254 .546

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has an OPS of .688, fueled by an OBP of .328 and a team-best slugging percentage of .360 this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Hayes’ batting average is 83rd, his on-base percentage is 81st, and he is 135th in slugging percentatge.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .228 with a .431 slugging percentage and 33 RBI this year.
  • Michael Chavis has collected 56 base hits, an OBP of .274 and a slugging percentage of .415 this season.
  • Diego Castillo has 10 home runs, 25 RBI and a batting average of .208 this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ke’Bryan Hayes 314 .252 40 4 27 .328 .688
Michael Chavis 241 .232 24 10 31 .274 .689
Daniel Vogelbach 232 .228 28 12 33 .331 .762
Diego Castillo 226 .208 24 10 25 .248 .629
Ben Gamel 177 .243 23 4 22 .330 .709
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 143 .182 11 2 15 .271 .523
Josh VanMeter 134 .187 12 3 11 .250 .556
Oneil Cruz 89 .202 13 4 16 .242 .658
Tyler Heineman 87 .184 10 0 4 .237 .467
Cal Mitchell 86 .198 5 2 7 .231 .557

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