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Rockies vs. Pirates Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 4:05 PM ET (Sat, May 4, 2024)

The Colorado Rockies battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball action on Saturday, May 4, 2024. First pitch is set for 4:05 PM ET.

Are you looking to bet on this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.

Rockies vs. Pirates Game Info and Betting Odds

Away Team: Colorado Rockies (Underdog)
Home Team: Pittsburgh Pirates (Favorite)
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time: 4:05 PM ET
League: Major League Baseball (MLB)

Colorado Rockies Moneyline: +177
Pittsburgh Pirates Moneyline: -197

Colorado Rockies Run Line: +1.5 (-125)
Pittsburgh Pirates Run Line: -1.5 (+112)

Game Total Runs: 7.5 (Over -108 / Under -106)

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A Deeper Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates, but let's take a deeper look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

First let's take a glance at the away team and +177 betting underdogs, the Colorado Rockies.

In their last 10 games, the Rockies have a Straight Up record of 3 wins, 7 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 win in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Rockies have an Against-the-Spread record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 2 wins in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Rockies games have a record of 4 overs, 6 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 under in a row.

OK now let's take a glance at the home team and -197 betting favorites, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In their last 10 games, the Pirates have a Straight Up record of 2 wins, 8 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 5 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Pirates have an Against-the-Spread record of 3 wins, 7 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 4 losses in a row. The Game Total Runs results for Pirates games have a record of 1 over, 8 unders, 1 pushes in their last 10 games with an active streak of 2 unders in a row.

If you you would like more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Rockies vs. Pirates Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

According to our simulation of the Rockies vs. Pirates MLB game, we have the Colorado Rockies beating the Pittsburgh Pirates with a simulated final score of: Colorado Rockies [3] - Pittsburgh Pirates [2]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Rockies vs. Pirates Simulation directly. Also after the Rockies vs. Pirates game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.

What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

OK let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Rockies vs. Pirates MLB match-up? According to the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Rockies +177

Free Run Line Pick: Rockies +1.5 (-125)

Free Total Pick: Under 7.5 (-106)

We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Electric Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Jared Jones is piling up strikeouts and silencing doubters

Sat, May 4, 2024
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Electric Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Jared Jones is piling up strikeouts and silencing doubters

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jared Jones understands the plan. He totally gets that the Pittsburgh Pirates are doing what they can to protect the future - both his and theirs - by being cautious with the precocious 22-year-old's electric right arm.

In time, the kid gloves will come off. They have to. Jones knows this. So he's trying to stay patient while simultaneously doing everything he can to speed up the process.

Jones cleared another major hurdle Saturday, striking out 10 without a walk over seven near-perfect innings in a 1-0 victory over Colorado. He mixed a fastball that reached triple digits with a slider and change-up that left the Rockies either swinging and missing or looking back at home-plate umpire Stu Scheurwater in surprise after taking a called strike three.

Yet even more than his impeccable command, what stood out to Jones was the vote of confidence he got after he walked into the dugout following the sixth inning. A part of him expected manager Derek Shelton to come over and tell him "good job, that's it."

Only Shelton didn't. Instead, Jones walked back to the mound for the seventh for the first time in his major league career.

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"Obviously, I've had a short leash before, and that was to protect me," Jones said. "Having him let me go out for the seventh, yeah, it pumped me up."

Sure looked like it.

Jones fanned Brendton Doyle and Ryan McMahon then got Elias Diaz to tap Jones' 96th and final pitch to second base for a routine ground ball to finish one of the most dominant outings by a Pittsburgh starter in recent memory.

"I think we're seeing the full arsenal now," Shelton said.

One that Shelton admits he didn't necessarily see coming when Jones arrived in Bradenton for spring training. Jones, a second-round pick in 2020, had a solid season in the minors last summer but nothing that suggested the leap he's made with remarkable ease seem imminent.

How quickly things have changed.

Jones beat out Quinn Priester and Luis Ortiz among others to earn a spot in the starting rotation and hasn't looked back. Jones now has 52 strikeouts against just five walks across seven starts, showcasing the kind of command typically reserved for far more experienced players.

The Rockies watched a "ton of video" on Jones before facing him for the first time. Yet all they managed was a clean double down the left-field line by Diaz leading off the fifth. The other 21 batters that stepped in against Jones found themselves heading back to the dugout.

"The kid is very good and he has a great arm and he throws a lot of strikes, especially for a young pitcher who throws that hard," Colorado manager Bud Black said.

Yet asked if he's ever gotten into a groove like this before, Jones just shrugged.

"I'm just going out there and doing me," he said. "I'm sure I've had some spurts in my career where I've pitched just like this."

Maybe, but not at this level. And not this consistently. And not with so many eyes on him. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Jones has drawn comparisons to Atlanta ace Spencer Strider, though Jones is trying not to get ahead of himself.

"If you throw the ball well, people start seeing things," he said.

And what opponents might see in the very near future is a Pittsburgh rotation anchored by Jones and 21-year-old Paul Skenes, the top overall pick in the 2023 draft who has a 0.39 ERA at Triple-A Indianapolis and looks every bit as major-league ready as Jones.

Jones, who joked he and Skenes play "too much" Fortnite together, dismissed the idea he and Skenes are trying to outdo each other with each passing start.

"I wouldn't say it's competitive," he said. "I think every pitcher here wants everyone else to shove, and that's exactly what's going on. So it's fun to watch him pitch, and I'm sure he feels the same way about me."

Yasmani Grandal, who spent the last few weeks catching Skenes while on a rehab assignment before making his Pittsburgh debut behind the plate on Saturday, called Jones far from a "one-trick pony." Ditto Skenes, who impressed Grandal with both his talent and his preparation.

"Both of those guys are pretty electric," Grandal said.

And pretty young too, one of the reasons the Pirates are taking such a deliberate approach with both. Skenes has slowly been building up his pitch count at Indianapolis and Shelton raised eyebrows last month when he pulled Jones after five innings and 59 pitches (50 of them strikes) against the New York Mets.

General manager Ben Cherington defended the decision, stressing the organization is trying to keep its eye on the big picture and not ask too much of Jones too soon.

One person thinks Jones is already ready for more. It's the player who spent Saturday watching Jones dot up the strike zone with alarming frequency.

"If you don't go seven innings or more with him, it's not a good outing," Grandal said. "That's how highly I think of him."



WILL GRAVES Graves is a national writer for The Associated Press, based in Pittsburgh. He covers the NFL, MLB, NHL, the Olympics and major college sports. twitter facebook mailto "
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