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Chris Rusin, J.A. Happ Take Mound in Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Saturday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Colorado Rockies in baseball betting odds action.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to J.A. Happ and his 6-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Colorado Rockies send Chris Rusin (4-6) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -221 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.9-3.1 win for the Pirates on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 78-49 record to the battle against the 51-75 Rockies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Colorado injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 3 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Colorado Rockies, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 9.09 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.13 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the list.

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.63 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.28 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
  • Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 30th