Rockies vs. Phillies MLB Prediction
The Rockies and Phillies will open a new series at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night when Antonio Senzatela will oppose Ranger Suarez in the pitching matchup at 7:05 p.m. ET. Has the total been set too low at 8.5?
955 Colorado Rockies (+165) at 956 Philadelphia Phillies (-185); o/u 8.5
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 9, 2021
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Colorado Rockies DFS Notes
Antonia Senzatela surrendered three runs on six hits over seven innings in Friday's win over the Braves. Nothing particularly flashy with this one -- Senzatela struck out three on the evening -- but this outing marked the 26-year-old right-hander's second consecutive outing lasting seven innings (and his third such outing in his last four starts). He will try to keep that roll going when he carries a 4.16 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 90/27 K/BB ratio (23 starts) into a road showdown with the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS Notes
Ranger Suarez struck out seven over five shutout innings on Saturday but was not involved in the decision as the Phillies fell to the Marlins. The 26-year-old has been fantastic since joining the Phillies rotation and holds a 1.71 ERA over his last seven starts. Suarez generated a 35 percent whiff rate overall with a 50 percent swing and miss rate on his changeup alone. The left-hander could prove to be a difference-maker in fantasy leagues down the stretch and carries a 1.38 ERA and 1.03 this season over 72 frames with 72 strikeouts. Suarez is scheduled to take on the Rockies next week at Citizens Bank Park.
Rockies vs. Phillies MLB Betting Prediction
The over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia, is 5-1 in the Rockies’ last six road games and is 14-5 in their last 19 games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 9-3-2 in the Phillies’ last 14 home games following a road trip of seven or more days and is 11-3 in their last 14 home games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ROCKIES/PHILLIES UNDER 8.5