Phillies vs. Rockies Friday Prediction
After struggling out of the gates, Nolan Arenado and the Rockies are starting to find their groove. Will they post their fifth consecutive win tonight when they host the Phillies again at 8:40 p.m. ET from Coors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 19, 2019
8:40 p.m. ET, Coors Field, Denver, CO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 51% of the betting tickets are on the Phillies to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin
J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run home run in Thursday’s loss to the Rockies. Realmuto had a little inside-out swing in the seventh inning that carried out to right field, bounding off the top of the high wall and into the stands for a two-run blast. He's now got three homers on the year, including two in his last three games, as the 28-year-old gets settled in Philly. Through Thursday, Realmuto is slashing .277/.342/.462 with 15 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin
David Dahl went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in his return from the injured list Thursday against the Phillies. Dahl started in center field and batted second, 10 days after he hit the shelf for a left side/core injury sustained while taking a swing earlier this month. Dahl showed few signs of rust, even attempting -- and failing -- to steal a base in the contest. The 25-year-old is hitting .342/.395/.632 in 11 games this year and could be a beast offensively, if he can just stay on the field.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 8-20 in Vincent Velasquez’s last 28 road starts.
The Rockies are 15-7 in German Marquez’s last 22 starts.
Velasquez owns a 2.25 ERA through two starts but he’s a fly-ball pitcher that gives up hard contact. Those two things don’t work well for pitchers at Coors and the Rockies are red-hot. While expensive at -150 on the money line, Marquez has a high strikeout rate, generates plenty of ground balls and is off to an excellent start in 2019.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies -150