Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Free Preview

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The streaking Colorado Rockies will go for their seventh win in a row as they play host to the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field. This NL matchup will get underway at 3:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-170) is favored over Philadelphia (+160) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this day game at 11 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -135 for the Phillies +1.5 runs and +115 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Phillies have gone 78-80 SU this year and are 71-86 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 27.1 units ATS. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 88-70 SU and 82-75 ATS. The team’s gained 17.8 units for moneyline bettors and 6.3 units ATS.

Rockies games have a 66-84-7 over/under record in 2018. The Phillies have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 72-79-6.

Right-hander Jake Arrieta is the projected starter for the visiting Phillies. Arrieta is 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA and 135 strikeouts. He has yet to face Colorado this year, but he did make two starts against the Rockies in 2017, posting a 0-1 record against them with a 10.13 ERA and six strikeouts.

The Rockies will be sending righty Antonio Senzatela (6-6, 4.52 ERA) to the mound. Senzatela has 65 strikeouts and 27 walks to his name, as well as a 1.35 WHIP. Senzatela did not record a start against the Phillies in 2017.

Colorado’s pitchers have yielded 4.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.61 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have produced 4.8 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 8.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .330/.430/.517 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Rockies’ offense has been led by Charlie Blackmon, who is slashing .287/.356/.488 with 27 home runs, 66 RBIs and 114 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Philadelphia’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.15 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.03 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.16, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K-per-9 of 9.14.

The Phillies offense has slashed .235/.316/.393 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 2.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 1.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Cesar Hernandez has provided a spark to the Philadelphia offense. Hernandez is slashing .254/.357/.360 with 14 home runs, 57 RBIs, 89 runs and 19 stolen bases.

The Rockies are coming off a 14-0 win in the prior game of the series.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Philadelphia’s last seven games.
  • The Phillies have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Rockies have hit seven over their last 10.
  • Colorado has recorded 23.0 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 31.4 over its last five.