Phillies at Rockies 9/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies
MLB: 8:40 PM EST
Sep. 25, 2018
Latest Odds : COL -150 O/U 9.5
The Philadelphia Phillies play the second game of a four-game series on the road Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. The Phillies lost to Atlanta Sunday 2-1. The loss was the Phillies fourth straight. The Phillies only run was from a solo home run off the bat of Scott Kingrey during the third inning. Aaron Nola dropped to 16-6 on the season.
Colorado swept Arizona in a three-game series concluding with Sunday’s 2-0 victory. The Rockies remain 1 ½ games behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Kyle Freeman is no unbeaten in 10 straight starts. The Rockies are also 1 ½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second and final NL wildcard spot.
Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with a .256 batting average. Cesar Hernandez has a team high in hits with 148. Rhys Hoskins leads the team in home runs with 32 and in RBIs with 93. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .236 while opposing hitters are averaging .246 at the plate against Phillies pitching. On Tuesday, the Phillies will send Vince Velasquez to the mound. The right-hander this season is 9-11 with an ERA of 4.59, 159 Ks and 57 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .293 batting average, in home runs with 34 and RBIs with 103. Charlie Blackmon leads in hits with 171. Colorado has a team batting average of .254 while opposing hitters are averaging the same .250 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Tuesday, the Rockies will send Jon Gray to the mound. The right-hander this season is 11-8 with an ERA of 5.07, 175 Ks and 49 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Philadelphia is 7-20 in its last 27 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Phillies last 6 against NL West teams
Colorado has won 26 of its last 37 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Rockies last 5
Free Betting Pick: Colorado Rockies -150
The Phillies have not fared well with Vince Velasquez on the mound in road games losing 19 of the right-hander’s last 26 starts away from home. The Rockies have won 6 of Jon Gray’s last 7 starts at home and 8 of his last 10 starts versus teams with a winning percentage above .500. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Rockies win 5-3.