Fresh week equals a fresh start and what a perfect way to kick off the next 7 days then with some MLB baseball betting and tonight we set our sights on the Colorado Rockies (41-24) versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-35) and we get one of the premiere teams in league against a team that has been picking up some offensive steam lately. This bet is favorable from out the gate as the opening line on the total of 8.5 has now swung a half point up to an 9 in large part to early smart money action spilling over to one side of the bet which we will gladly ride the wave of. Were getting all the right indicators for this game and that is highlighted by stats such as the total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games and that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Colorado giving us not only a situation specific play but also a streaking trend that should easily propel us to OVER the combined number mark we are trying to hit. The public consensus for this game is 75% in favor of the over so it will be interesting to where this bet ultimately winds up. The Colorado Rockies put up 5.26 runs this year per game on average and the Pittsburgh Pirates put up 4.22 runs on the year as a per game average so we get our favorite betting spot to be in where just the basic averages get us to where we need to go. The weather at PNC Park is looking like 86°F with a Humidity of 47%, a Cloud Cover of 30% and a Wind blowing 9 mph SW giving us a great weather scenario where the hitting should really be able to thrive. Another really favorable part of this UNDER bet is the fact that the Pirates have an extremely questionable closing staff which should go along ways towards a few extra runs being picked up by such and offensive powerhouse. One of the best parts of this pick is that we get Jameson Taillon (R) pitching who should not only be rusty coming off an injury but pitched some of his worst baseball his last healthy month collecting a 10.80 ERA for May. We also get starting pitcher Kyle Freeland (L) pitching who has a 3.18 ERA on the road so a decent amount of Pirates runs should be inevitable as well. The computer predicted score for this matchup is 10 so the OVER 9 play gets all the right leans and we even get a huge approval from the AI predictor and at a -110 juice we should be super happy to lock in this nice value in this spot for all of the reasons above.
Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates - Monday, June 12, 2017 7:05 PM
953 Colorado Rockies +1½ -170 +130
954 Pittsburgh Pirates -1½ +150 -140
953 Colorado Rockies Over 9 -110
954 Pittsburgh Pirates Under 9 -110
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 9 (2 Units)
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