Juan Nicasio vs AJ Burnett matchup featured in MLB action
Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to PNC Park.
The Pirates will rely on AJ Burnett to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Juan Nicasio will be his counterpart for the Rockies. AJ Burnett is 4-7 this season, and Juan Nicasio is 6-5.
Bettors looking to back visiting Colorado before the first pitch in this match found them as +-186-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
The Pirates - Rockies odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 10 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).
Colorado brings the National League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 1-ranked defense.
Colorado lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Pirates on August 3. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 5-2 on Saturday behind a start from Francisco Liriano at PNC Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home
Colorado at NY Mets, Tuesday, August 6
Pittsburgh home to Miami, Tuesday, August 6