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Baseball odds preview - Pittsburgh vs. Colorado

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
Aug 9, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

70-44TEAM RECORD52-64

The Colorado Rockies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Coors Field on Friday.

The Rockies will rely on Jorge De La Rosa to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Francisco Liriano will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Jorge De La Rosa is 10-6 this season, and Francisco Liriano is 12-4.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as -106 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rockies, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

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. Pittsburgh won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Miami 5-4 in extra innings at PNC Park.

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. Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to New York on Thursday at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
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 Rockies Trends:
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 Pirates at Rockies 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:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Saturday, August 10