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The Pittsburgh Pirates' pitching staff has not performed well of late, giving up a total of 46 runs over the last six games. The Colorado Rockies have been held to fewer than two runs in two of their last three contests. Both teams hope the trends do not continue as the Pirates host the Rockies on Monday in the opener of their three-game series. Pittsburgh (16-24) has allowed a major-league leading 221 runs this season and is coming off an 18-4 home loss to St. Louis on Sunday. Colorado (19-21) is sixth in the National League with 190 runs scored but was blanked 2-0 at home by the New York Mets in its last outing.

First pitch from PNC Park is set for 6:35 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh is a -140 favorite (risk $140 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Pirates vs. Rockies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Rockies vs. Pirates picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a profitable start to the 2022 season. It's on a 41-30 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through seven weeks, returning almost $600 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rockies vs. Pirates, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several MLB odds and trends for Pirates vs. Rockies: 

  • Pirates vs. Rockies money line: Pittsburgh -140, Colorado +120
  • Pirates vs. Rockies over-under: 7.5 runs
  • Pirates vs. Rockies run line: Pittsburgh -1.5 (+145)
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  • PIT: The Pirates are 1-7 in their last eight series openers
  • COL: The Rockies have lost the opener of their last six series 
Featured Game | Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies

Why you should back the Pirates

Despite the rout on Sunday, Pittsburgh flexed a bit of muscle as rookie Jack Suwinski and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo belted home runs. The 23-year-old Suwinski, who entered the game as a defensive replacement for center fielder Bryan Reynolds, has gone deep in two of his last four contests. Tsutsugo, a 30-year-old first baseman from Japan, has driven in a run in each of his last three outings.

Michael Chavis went 2-for-5 in the loss to the Cardinals to extend his hitting streak to six games. The 26-year-old has posted three multi-hit performances in his last four contests. Right-hander JT Brubaker, who set a career high with 10 strikeouts against the Chicago Cubs in his last turn, was victorious in his only major-league appearance versus Colorado as he allowed only four hits over six scoreless innings last season.

Why you should back the Rockies

Despite being shut out on Sunday, Colorado has scored its share of runs lately, recording five or more in seven of its last nine contests. Brendan Rodgers is riding a 10-game hitting streak after registering two of the Rockies' six hits in the 2-0 loss to the Mets. After going 0-for-17 over his final five games in April, the 25-year-old second baseman is batting .362 (25-for-69) with nine multi-hit performances in 17 contests this month.

C.J. Cron also has been swinging a hot bat, hitting safely in each of his last nine games. The 32-year-old first baseman has posted a trio of three-hit efforts and driven in eight runs during his streak. Cron leads the National league with 11 home runs, is tied for second with 32 RBIs and ranks third with a .329 batting average.

How to make Pirates vs. Rockies picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 9.4 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

Who will win Rockies vs. Pirates? And which team has all the value on the money line? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.