Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Philadelphia Phillies will be taking on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on both ATRM and NSPA.

Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies Odds

Philadelphia (+170) is entering this one as the underdog to Colorado (-180) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 10.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at -130 for picking the Phillies +1.5 runs and +110 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Phillies are 78-79 SU and are 71-85 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 25.4 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 87-70 SU and 81-75 ATS. The team’s gained 16.8 units for moneyline bettors and 4.8 units ATS.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 65-84-7 in 2018. The Phillies have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 71-79-6.

The right-handed Nick Pivetta will get the nod for the visiting Phillies. Pivetta is 7-13 with a 4.58 ERA and 185 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 10.80 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are turning to righty German Marquez (13-10, 3.91 ERA), who has 210 strikeouts and 54 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.22. Marquez is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against Philadelphia this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.22 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.63 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Colorado offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .289/.400/.382 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado. Blackmon is slashing .289/.358/.492 with 27 home runs, 66 RBIs and 114 runs scored, while Arenado’s line sits at .295/.374/.544 with 34 homers, 105 RBIs and 99 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Philadelphia’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.06, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K-per-9 of 9.11.

The Phillies offense has slashed .236/.317/.395 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and right fielder Odubel Herrera have paced Philadelphia’s offense. Hernandez is hitting .255/.357/.362 with 14 home runs, 57 RBIs, 89 runs and 19 steals, while Herrera is hitting .258/.315/.426 with 22 homers, 69 RBIs and 64 runs scored.

The Phillies have lost 10.4 units and are 54-65 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 53 of those games, compared to 62 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 11.9 units and are 47-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 45 of those games, as opposed to 47 which went under the total.

Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Philadelphia defense has allowed nine errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Colorado over its last 10.
  • The Phillies have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit three over their last 10.