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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Coors Field on Saturday.

Chad Kuhl gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday; he's 3-6 on the season. The Colorado Rockies, meanwhile, will counter with German Marquez, who will be looking to improve on his 7-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 143 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 12 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.4-5.9 win for the Rockies on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 56-42 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 49-48 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Colorado Rockies at No. 14 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado Rockies No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.31 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 9 at 4.39 in runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have averaged 9.43 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.39 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Colorado has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies 13-5 on Friday at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Colorado, Sunday, July 23rd