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MLB BASEBALL

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at PNC Park.

Jhoulys Chacin will be the starting pitcher for the Rockies on this day. Righthander Chacin is 9-5 this season with a 3.54 ERA.

Chacin's opponent in this one will be Gerrit Cole. The Pirates righthander has a 3.56 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Colorado has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 51-59 SU
Pittsburgh: 65-43 SU

Colorado most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Pittsburgh home to Colorado, Saturday, August 3