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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.

The match puts starter Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Chad Bettis for the Colorado Rockies. Locke brings a 5-3 mark to the game, while Bettis is 4-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Colorado sat as -135 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 11.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.6 win for the Rockies. 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

27-32 Colorado battles the Pirates, currently with a 32-27 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Colorado Rockies, most recently No. 22 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Colorado Rockies No. 5 ranked offense (4.95 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 17 at 4.41 runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have been averaging 9.31 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (9.69 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.66 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.72 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against New York at PNC Park.

C Rusin chucked 6 shutout innings at the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 3 in a 1-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, June 10th
Colorado home to San Diego, Friday, June 10th