Odds format
United States
Share to Facebook
Share to Twitter
Copy Link
The Colorado Rockies vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates will take place from the beautiful PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Can we back JT Brubaker on the mound tonight for the Pirates? Matt McCuen answers.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Prediction: Can We Back JT Brubaker on the Mound Tonight?

The Colorado Rockies vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates will take place from the beautiful PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Monday night. The Rockies enter play sporting a record of 19-21 on the season, while the Pirates enter play with a record of 16-24. The Pirates are fresh off being blown out on Sunday afternoon, while the Rockies are coming off a tough 2-0 loss against the New York Mets. Let's dive into the prediction, pick, and the odds for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies game tonight.

Pirates vs. Rockies Start Time and Where to Watch

Date: May 23, 2022

When: 6:35 PM ET

Where to Watch: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains, MLB Extra Innings

Click Here for Pirates vs Rockies Odds

For the return of MLB, DraftKings is giving new users $200 if they bet just $5 on ANY MLB moneyline. Click here to claim this amazing offer!

Error fetching data.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

The Pirates came into the season expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball. Pittsburgh has been about what we expected so far this season, but they will look to bounce back at home tonight. The Rockies came into the season as a mystery team, and they have been up and down to stater the year. Their hitting has been solid, but the pitching has been the issue for Colorado to this stage in the season.

Tonight we will see Chad Kuhl vs. JD Brubaker. Kuhl enters this game with a record of 3-2 while supporting an era of 3.86. Brubaker, on the other side of things, will be looking for his first win of the season. He is 0-4 with an ERA of 5.50, so he has struggled this year. The Rockies are actually the number one team in baseball in average. A lot of people would not know this, but they have swung the bats very well this year. Their league-leading average is .263.

The Pirates sit towards the bottom of the league in batting average as they rank 25th, hitting .224. These teams both rank towards the bottom in ERA as the Rockies are 27th in the league with an era average of 4.87, and Pittsburgh ranks 30th sporting a team era of 4.96. Only the Reds are worse. 

Despite all those negative things, the Pirates are the favorites tonight. I have a rule whenever you see a god-awful team as a favorite, it may be a reason. I am trusting the line here tonight. Now gambling on the Pirates can be scary, but I do expect the Pirates to get to Chad Kuhl. Kuhl is a former pirate, so this team knows his stuff very well. JD Brubaker is a much better pitcher than his numbers indicate so far this season, and I expect a strong outing from him tonight. This may be one of the few times we see Pittsburgh as a favorite all year, so I am trusting the line tonight! 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Pick

Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates ML -130 (Bet $130 to win $100)

Click Here for the Best Sportsbook Promotions Available in Your State

Error fetching data.

Article Author


Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


Almost there!

We are loading your bets, and they will be here in a second.