Rockies vs. Phillies - 7/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (40-46) at Colorado Rockies (38-46)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Adam Morgan (1-6) (6.31) vs. C Bettis (6-6) (5.85)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -158 / Philadelphia Phillies +148 --- Over/Under: 12.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won eight 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. Adam Morgan gets the ball, and he’s 1-6 with a 6.31 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 5.07 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 102 hits, Nolan Arenado has 69 RBI and Charlie Blackmon has 12 home runs. Chad Bettis takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 5.85 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series and 1-7 in Morgans last 8 road starts. The Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in Bettis' last 5 starts. The Phillies are 38-18 in the last 56 meetings.
The Phillies are bound to cool off eventually and the Rockies now return home where they flat out crush the baseball. Not to mention Morgan is not a good pitcher at all. Give me the home team to get a much needed victory.