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Rockies vs Pirates Baseball Game Preview

Colorado RockiesPittsburgh Pirates
April 24, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Colorado Rockies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD6-9

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to PNC Park.

James McDonald gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Juan Nicasio brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Rockies as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

View Colorado vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Pirates) and the No. 16 (Rockies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 2 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 6.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rockies at Pirates trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Colorado at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 25

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