Rockies vs. Phillies - 7/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (41-47) at Colorado Rockies (39-47)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Jerad Eickhoff (6-9) (3.30) vs. Tyler Anderson (0-3) (3.03)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -127 / Philadelphia Phillies +117 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Phillies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 96 hits, Maikel Franco has 49 RBI and Freddy Galvis has eight home runs. Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball, and he’s 6-9 with a 3.30 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Colorado Rockies offense has been consistent lately, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 106 hits, Nolan Arenado has 70 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 12 home runs. Tyler Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 0-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Eickhoffs last 6 starts. The Rockies are 7-15 in their last 22 Saturday games and 0-4 in Andersons last 4 starts. The Phillies are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado.
The Rockies continue to play their best ball at home and are in need of a big victory. I also don't have faith that the Phillies will continue to win games at this rate given their track record overall this season. Give me the home team and fair price.