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Jason Hammel out to silence Pirates bats in MLB contest

Pittsburgh PiratesColorado Rockies
April 30, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Jason Hammel gets the call for the Colorado Rockies and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Paul Maholm brings a 1-3 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Rockies bats.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rockies as -185 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies - Pirates odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 15 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 7.6 hits per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rockies on April 29. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Correia chucked 6 2/3 shutout innings at the Rockies in their last game, striking out 4 in a 3-0 win against Colorado in baseball action at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Colorado's last 18 games
Colorado is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Colorado is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Sunday, May 1