Pick #1 – Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League Baseball 2016 is in full swing and boy has it been fun to watch and bet on so far. Now that we have plenty of weeks under are belt we are starting to see some trends and stats building that make it much easier to predict the outcome of games. Tonight we get the Colorado Rockies (20-20) versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (22-18) which have already battled it over 3 games this year and start fresh again tonight. Starting with the historical numbers we see that the total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games. On top of this the total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home. These should be very promising signs that the conditions are right for a nice OVER play. In fact the last time these two teams played a little less then a month a go with tonight's starter Gerrit Cole on the mound the results was a 9-4 Pirates victory and we have to think much of the same happens tonight. One aspect of this game we really have to like is the fact the Rockies have dropped the last 3 against the Pirates so they have to be coming into this game focused and ready to put up some runs. The simple fact is these two teams score runs when they meet and the general public must also agree as the public consensus for this MLB total is highest on the entire board tonight at a solid 79%. These two teams combined for a total 17 runs the last time they met so there is no doubt they have no problem putting up runs against each other. The weather at PNC park is Partly Cloudy 78 °F, 0 % percipitation, wind from the SSW at 3.2 MPH and clear so a nice day to see some runs. This should be a revenge game for the Rockies as well since they got crushed at home in a 3 game sweep. The total over/under spread for this MLB game opened at 7.5 and has held so far so lets get it at that price before it moves a half point against us. A nice final point to this pick is the fact that starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Eddie Butler combine for a 9.77 ERA this season getting us way OVER the total mark we need to hit. The computer predicted score is also 8.8 so lets happily take the OVER 7.5 and enjoy two favorite pastimes which is watching sports and making money.
Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates - Friday, May 20, 2016 7:05 PM
951 Colorado Rockies +1½ Over 7½
952 Pittsburgh Pirates -1½ Under 7½
951 Colorado Rockies Over 7½
952 Pittsburgh Pirates Under 7½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 7.5 (2 Units)
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