Colorado Rockies versus Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Handicapper Pick

The MLB pick from Saturday August 3rd comes from the National League affair between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates from Major League Baseball play. The Rockies and Pirates will get things started from Pittsburgh at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel will provide the live broadcast coast to coast. Review MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.

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The MLB betting odds from this Saturday contest have the home side Pittsburgh Pirates favored by -205 odds with the return on the road underdog Colorado Rockies at +175 odds. The run total is lined at seven runs with under seven favored by -130 odds and the over seven returning +110 odds. Those wagering the run line with the Pittsburgh Pirates and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +110 odds. Bettors who chose to take the +1 ½ run head start with the Colorado Rockies will have to lay -130 odds for their run line wager.

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The pitching matchup for this NL affair will feature Jorge De La Rosa to work his 22nd game this season for Colorado. Left hander Francisco Liriano goes for the Pirates and the Pittsburgh hurler is 11-4 with an ERA of 2.16 and WHIP of 1.16. Liriano has been outstanding this season as he has allowed one earned run or less in five of his past seven starts. At home Liriano is 6-1 with an ERA of 1.61 and low WHIP of 1.05 working a total of 44 2/3rd innings this season. De La Rosa for Colorado has allowed two earned runs or less in three of his past five starts on the road. The Pirates have struggled at the plate as the club ranks 23rd this season in runs per game and team batting average. Their pitching has carries them as the club ranks number one in all of MLB in team ERA at 3.12. The Rockies have struggled this season on the road against left handed pitching as the team hits just .231 and averages 2.5 runs per game on the 2013 campaign. The under has gone 5-1 in their past six head to head meetings between the Rockies and Pirates. Pittsburgh currently sits in first place in the NL Central division as they hold a ½ game lead over the St Louis Cardinals with 52 games remaining on the schedule.

With our free MLB pick for Saturday we will play on the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of seven runs. To play this MLB pick Click Here.