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Colorado favored by -120 against Pittsburgh on Monday

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
July 16, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

49-39TEAM RECORD34-54

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

Jeff Karstens, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Rockies trot Jeff Francis to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2012.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies - Pirates odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 13 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Colorado owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Colorado owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 4-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They lost as +136 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 4-1 on Sunday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-1 loser at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado suffered a 5-1 loss against Philadelphia on Sunday, as Drew Pomeranz wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 9 games
Colorado is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Colorado's last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Tuesday, July 17