Colorado Rockies Starter Franklin Morales Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Colorado Rockies
Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Coors Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies battle on Sunday at Coors Field as the Rockies try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Colorado sends Franklin Morales out against Edinson Volquez for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Morales is 5-5 with a 5.21 ERA on the season, while Volquez is 8-7 on the year and has a 3.86 ERA.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Colorado sat as 111 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 10.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-4.1 win for the Pirates on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies bring a 43-60 record to the battle against the 54-49 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Colorado Rockies) and the No. 9 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Colorado Rockies No. 3 ranked offense (4.76 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.17 runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have been averaging 9.65 hits per game, more than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.74 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.38 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 at home, scoring 5.78 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 8-1 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 8-1 on Saturday behind a start from Tyler Matzek at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Colorado's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Monday, July 28th
Colorado at Chicago, Monday, July 28th

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