Thursday MLB Free Play: Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates

After cashing yesterday’s winner on the under in Oakland-Cleveland, Matt is 21-6 on MLB freebies this season, including eight wins in a row. He turns his attention to Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon for a National League clash between the Pirates and the Colorado Rockies.

Event: (903) Colorado Rockies at (904) Pittsburgh Pirates
Sport/League: MLB
Date/Time: May 23, 2019 12PM EDT
Play: 1H Total Under 4.5 (+101)

Jordan Lyles is 4-1 with a 1.97 ERA in eight starts with five of them going under the total. Lyles has allowed just three runs and 11 hits in his last three starts. Colorado’s lineup is still really inconsistent away from home with a batting average around .220. They are averaging just over four runs per contest, but with the early game after a late one on a getaway day, we may get a reduced lineup. Antonio Senzatela is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA away from Coors Field. He’s got to keep the walks down so he can get deeper in games. Senzatela held the Phillies to two runs and five hits in five innings, but also walked four. Pittsburgh’s lineup doesn’t scare me a ton outside of a few hitters. Give me the under in this one.

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Thursday MLB Play of the Day
A nice 2-0 day with a win for my pay clients and my free ones as well. I’m going back to the Marlins-Tigers game one more time on Thursday afternoon.

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Matt Josephs

Known as "Mid Major Matt" in the sports handicapping world and as Matt Josephs, writer for Athlon Sports, Matt specializes on the mid-major/non power five games and only handicaps Baseball, NFL, College Football and College Basketball.

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