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Jhoulys Chacin, Charlie Morton take mound in Pirates vs Rockies tilt

Colorado RockiesPittsburgh Pirates
April 25, 3:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD7-9

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Colorado Rockies invade PNC Park on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Charlie Morton in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Colorado counters with Jhoulys Chacin, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

View Colorado vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 2.2 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 6.8 hits per game so far, less than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Colorado brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 3-ranked defense.

The Rockies were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado suffered a 5-4 loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, as Jamie Moyer wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
Colorado is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Colorado is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to NY Mets, Friday, April 27
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Friday, April 27

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