Rockies vs. Phillies Prediction
The host Philadelphia Phillies snapped a three-game losing skid last night and will look to continue that success this afternoon against the Colorado Rockies. Is Philadelphia in line for another win with its best starting pitcher on the mound?
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Citizens Bank Park at 4:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are listed as a -176 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +166 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Saturday morning, 72 percent of public bets are coming in on host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rockies' rally falls short
Colorado pulled within one run with a pair of runs in the sixth inning Friday night at Philadelphia, but could not score any more in what ended as a 5-4 loss. Ian Desmond paced the Rockies as he went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Mark Reynolds finished 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Raimel Tapia was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Charlie Blackmon ended the contest 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Jon Gray suffered the loss as he allowed five earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. Antonio Senzatela will start today for the Rockies as he enters with a 3-2 record, 5.35 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings.
McCutchen, Harper lead Phillies to win
Philadelphia secured a 5-4 home victory Friday night over Colorado to improve to 25-19 overall and 16-10 at home. Andrew McCutchen paced the Phillies offense as he was 1-for-2 with two walks, a run and two RBIs. Jean Segura finished the contest 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Cesar Hernandez was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Aaron Nola starts today for Philadelphia as he comes in with a 3-0 record, 4.86 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with 48 strikeouts over 46 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 1-7 in their last eight Saturday games. Colorado is 19-9 in its last 28 games against the NL East.
The Phillies are 6-1 in the last seven Nola starts on Saturdays. Philadelphia is 2-8 in its last 10 games versus the NL West.
Nola has not been up to his usual standard so far this season, but he is catching a Rockies offense that isn't nearly as good away from Coors Field. He should also get run support as Senzatela has been very hittable this season. I like the Phillies to continue to play well in this series and notch another victory over an average-at-best Rockies squad.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -176