Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: May 18, 2015
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies and Betting Odds. The 16-23 Philadelphia Phillies are set to take on the 13-21 Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado tonight May 18, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:40 PM
Moneylines: Phillies -110 / Rockies -110
O/U: 9 runs
Pitching Match Up
Philadelphia: Cole Hamels (3-3, 3.53 ERA)
Colorado: Jordan Lyles (2-3, 4.30 ERA)
In their last games: The Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-0 and the Rockies lost to the L.A. Dodgers 1-0.
The Phillies go into Colorado in the first game of a 4-game series. The 3-3 Cole Hamels goes for the Phillies and the 2-3 Jordan Lyles goes for the Rockies. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 9 runs. The Phillies are still in the basement of the NL East, but they are hot winners of 5 straight games. They only rank 20th in the Majors in team ERA, but in their 5-game winning streak they have only given up a total of 12 runs. The offense for Philadelphia has been the problem for the team, as they only rank 30th in runs scored. The Rockies are in the basement of the NL West and they have lost 8 of their last 10 games. In looking at the stats it is easy to see why Colorado is 8-games under .500, as they rank 28th in runs scored and 30th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over every time.
The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 home games against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 36-15 in their last 51 games against the Rockies.
This season the Rockies are 4-9 at home and the Phillies are 4-13 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Philadelphia Phillies: 16-23 SU / O/U 17-16 / Run Line W/L 20-19
Colorado Rockies: 13-21 SU / O/U 18-15 / Run Line W/L 17-17
• PHIL is 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
• PHIL is 7-21 in their last 28 road games.
• PHIL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• COL is 6-18 in their last 24 overall.
• COL is 0-5 in their last 5 home games.
• COL has an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 home games.
[P] 04/04/2015 – Cliff Lee 60-day DL (3/16) ( Arm )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jonathan Pettibone 60-day DL (3/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Mario Hollands 60-day DL (4/6) ( Arch )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Tyler Chatwood 60-day DL (3/1) ( Elbow )
[1B] 05/16/2015 – Justin Morneau 7-day DL (5/15) ( Concussion )
[P] 05/17/2015 – Jordan Lyles probable for next scheduled start Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies ( Hand )
[SS] 05/17/2015 – Troy Tulowitzki “?” Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies ( Quad )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Adam Ottavino 15-day DL (4/26) ( Tricep )
[P] 04/23/2015 – LaTroy Hawkins 15-day DL (4/22) ( Bicep )
Free MLB Pick
Cole Hamels won his last start, which began the Phillies 5-game win streak, going 7 innings and only giving up 2 earned runs in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has been pitching well as of late giving up 2 or fewer runs in 4 of his last 5 starts. He has not gotten much help from the offense, as he has a NL worst 2.12 runs of support average. The Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 games facing the Rockies when Hamels has gotten the starting nod. Jordan Lyles is 1-3 in his last 4 starts and in his last 5 starts the Rockies have only totaled 8 runs. The Rockies are 1-5 in Lyles’ last 6 starts.
The Rockies are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and the Phillies have the fewest road wins in the majors (4). I have to go with the hotter team and the hotter pitcher in this one, as the Phillies will win and extend their winning streak to 6 games.