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Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
July 17, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

49-40TEAM RECORD35-54

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Christian Friedrich for the Rockies (5-6 on the year) and Erik Bedard for Pittsburgh (4-10 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 11, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Rockies) and the No. 13 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 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.

The Pirates were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 5-4 on Monday behind a start from Jeff Francis at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Wednesday, July 18

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