Jorge De La Rosa vs Francisco Liriano matchup featured in MLB action
Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Pittsburgh will look to improve on its 65-44 record when take on Colorado, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.
Francisco Liriano gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 11-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jorge De La Rosa brings a 10-5 ledger to the game for the Rockies as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.
Pittsburgh was a -182 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Rockies taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.1 per game.
Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 14-rated defense.
Colorado was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as +153 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockies enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Friday, with Jhoulys Chacin throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 4