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MLB Game Preview - Rockies underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh

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Aug 2, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

51-59TEAM RECORD65-43

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

The match puts starter Jhoulys Chacin for the Rockies on the hill facing Gerrit Cole for the Pirates. Chacin brings a 9-5 mark to the game, while Cole is 5-4 to date on the season.

View Colorado vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh was a -136 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 7.5.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 12 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.

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Rockies were a 11-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -215 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado suffered a 11-2 loss against Atlanta on Thursday, as C Bettis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 13-0 result against the Cardinals on August 1. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh was routed on Thursday at PNC Park, having a 13-0 loss put on them by the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball betting action.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 3

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