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Colorado Rockies home to Pirates in baseball betting action

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
July 18, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

50-40TEAM RECORD35-55

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Pittsburgh duelling Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Field.

For the Rockies, Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face James McDonald, 9-3 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rockies at No. 8 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Colorado owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +108 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 6-2 final on Tuesday in support of Erik Bedard at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Miami, Friday, July 20
Colorado at San Diego, Friday, July 20

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