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Pittsburgh Pirates Favored by -220 Against Colorado Rockies on Friday

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

The match puts starter Eddie Butler for the Colorado Rockies on the hill facing Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Butler brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Cole is 4-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Colorado Rockies listed as underdogs of 203 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-4.1 result in favor of the Pirates. 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

Pittsburgh (22-18) will face the 20-20 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Colorado injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 12-ranked Colorado Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 5 ranked offense (5 runs per game) against a Colorado Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 9.88 hits per game, more than the Colorado Rockies have managed so far this season (9.52 hits on average).

Colorado brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 23-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockies endured a 13-7 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Thursday, with Jon Gray throwing 3.1 innings of 8-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Foltynewicz and the Braves 8-2 on Thursday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 21st