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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
Aug 11, 4:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

70-46TEAM RECORD54-64

Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Coors Field.

Colorado sends Chad Bettis out against Jeff Locke for the Pirates in this game. Bettis is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA on the season, while Locke is 9-3 on the year and has a 2.47 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Rockies as +130 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rockies, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

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. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Rockies on August 10. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh suffered a 6-4 loss against Colorado on Saturday, as A.J. Burnett wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 13
Colorado home to San Diego, Monday, August 12

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