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The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to avoid losing their fourth in a row as they play host to the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on either ATRM or NSPA.

Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies Odds

Vegas is listing Colorado (+115) as the underdog to Philadelphia (-125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over nine runs and -120 for under nine. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds coming in at Rockies +1.5 runs (-180) and Phillies -1.5 runs (+160).

The Phillies are 24-19 straight up (SU) and 22-20 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 2.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.9 units ATS. Philadelphia has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Rockies have gone 20-22 SU this year and are 21-21 ATS. In total, the club has lost 1.1 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 0.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in six of those seven.

Phillies games have an 18-24 over/under record thus far in 2019. Colorado has been a decent over bet with a total record of 23-17-2.

Right-hander Jon Gray will get the nod for Colorado. Gray is 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA and 51 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Philadelphia this year.

The Phillies are turning to Cole Irvin (1-0, 1.29 ERA), who has five strikeouts and one walks, along with a WHIP of 0.86. Irvin has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not appear in the majors last season.

Philadelphia’s pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.04, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 3.96 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

Philadelphia’s hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .223/.291/.319 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Phillies’ hitters have been led by second baseman Cesar Hernandez and shortstop Jean Segura. Hernandez is hitting .290/.360/.439 with four home runs, 17 RBIs and 22 runs scored, while Segura is hitting .312 with four homers, 19 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.57 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.43 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.13, along with a K/9 of 7.95.

The Rockies offense has slashed .249/.314/.439 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 7.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon, who collectively have swatted 20 home runs. Arenado is slashing .314/.360/.598 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Blackmon is hitting .295/.359/.566 with nine homers, 27 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

The Phillies have gained 6.8 units and are 19-14 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 14 of those games, as opposed to 19 that’ve hit the under against righties.

Rockies vs. Phillies MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in six of Colorado’s last seven outings.
  • The Rockies have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Phillies have hit six over their last 10.
  • Colorado has posted 27.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.2 over its last five.