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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one. Lefthander Liriano is 12-4 this season with a 2.02 ERA.

The Rockies will counter Liriano with Jorge De La Rosa. Lefthander De La Rosa has a 3.31 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.

Pittsburgh was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -130 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Mets on August 8. Bettors who backed the Mets at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 5 straight games.
Colorado has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 70-44 SU
Colorado: 52-64 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Colorado's last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Colorado home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 10