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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

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Aug 10, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between Juan Nicasio for the Rockies (6-6 on the year) and AJ Burnett for Pittsburgh (5-7 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Pirates listed as favorites of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Colorado owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 10-1 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates endured a 10-1 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Friday, with Francisco Liriano throwing 2 1/3 innings of 12-hit ball at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Colorado
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Sunday, August 11

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