The Colorado Rockies will be taking on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Fox Sports Sun will be televising this NL matchup. The opening pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Vegas is listing Philadelphia (-125) as the favorite over Colorado (+115). The total is sitting at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds standing at -180 for the Rockies +1.5 runs and +160 for the Phillies -1.5.
The Phillies are 34-31 straight up (SU) and 29-35 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 11.8 units (ATS). Philadelphia has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Rockies have gone 33-34 SU this year and are 31-35 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 2.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.8 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in six of those seven.
Philadelphia games have a 28-32-4 over/under record so far in 2018. Colorado has an over/under record of 30-33-3.
German Marquez will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. The right-handed Marquez is 4-6 with a 4.79 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Phillies this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts over six innings).
The Phillies are putting the ball in the right hand of Vince Velasquez (4-7, 4.95 ERA), who’s got 83 strikeouts and 24 walks this season as well as a 1.38 WHIP. Velasquez made two starts against the Rockies in 2017, compiling a 0-0 record with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.60 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.32 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.21, along with a K-per-9 of 8.95.
Rockies hitters have slashed .247/.318/.409 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).
Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Blackmon is slashing .288/.367/.508 with 13 home runs, 31 RBIs and 50 runs scored, while Arenado (.305/.399/.532) has produced 12 homers, 37 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Philadelphia’s pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.74, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 3.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.
The Philadelphia offense is putting up 4.2 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .190/.271/.333 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Right fielder Odubel Herrera and second baseman Cesar Hernandez have led the Phillies’ hitters this year. Herrera is slashing .283/.345/.429 with seven home runs, 33 RBIs and 28 runs scored, and Hernandez line is .260/.371/.390 with seven homers, 22 RBIs, 44 runs and 10 steals.
The Rockies have gained 1.1 units and are 19-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Phillies have netted 1.5 units and are 21-25 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 20 of those games, compared to 23 that went under.
Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in six of Colorado’s last seven games.
- Colorado has posted 25.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.6 over its last five.
- The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.