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Phillies at Rockies - 5/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (15-23) at Colorado Rockies (13-20)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

C Hamels (3-3) (3.53) vs. J Lyles (2-3) (4.30)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -102 / Philadelphia Phillies -108 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-PHI, ROOT-RM

The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series Monday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 43 hits and 11 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 35 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last seven games on the road. Cole Hamels gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 3.53 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 3-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

Phillies at Rockies - 5/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rockies have lost five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 37 hits and 14 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki have combined for 30 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five straight games on their home field. Jordan Lyles takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 1-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 37-18 in Hamels' last 55 starts vs. National League West. The Rockies are 16-36 in their last 52 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Lyles' last 6 starts. The Phillies are 5-2 in Hamels' last 7 starts vs. Rockies. 

The Rockies continue to play like hot garbage and have shown little signs of turning it around. Not sure what's gotten into the Phillies, but I'll gladly take Hamels and the decent price. 

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Philadelphia Phillies -108

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