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Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Lines and Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Colorado Rockies invade PNC Park on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Juan Nicasio to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chad Bettis will be his counterpart for the Colorado Rockies. Juan Nicasio is 4-3 this season, and Chad Bettis is 4-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -130 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.8 victory for 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 23-19 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 21-21 on the season 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. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Colorado Rockies, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.83 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.95 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.81 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 5-1 final on Saturday in support of T Chatwood at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Boston, Tuesday, May 24th
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Tuesday, May 24th