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Pittsburgh sends James McDonald vs Juan Nicasio in Pirates vs Rockies game

Colorado RockiesPittsburgh Pirates
April 25, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

8-8TEAM RECORD7-9

The Pirates get a visit from the Colorado Rockies in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between James McDonald for the Pirates (0-1 on the year) and Juan Nicasio for Colorado (1-0 so far).

View Colorado vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 16-rated Rockies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 6.8 hits per game. The Rockies average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

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.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Colorado at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 25

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