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Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (39-68) at Colorado Rockies (63-47)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)

Nick Pivetta (4-6) (5.42) vs. Jon Gray (3-2) (5.52)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -185 / Philadelphia Phillies +174 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSPh, ATRM

The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Phillies have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 111 hits and 41 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph have combined for 195 hits and 100 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 5.42 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. This will be Pivetta’s first career game against the Rockies. 

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/5/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Rockies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 146 hits and 71 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 266 hits and 146 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 5.52 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Gray is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 18-38 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series, 1-7 in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 in Pivettas last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series, 0-5 in Grays last 5 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-0 in Grays last 4 home starts. The over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.

Pivetta has an ERA of 6.70 on the road and has given up three or more earned runs in six of his last eight games. Gray has allowed just five earned runs in his last 12 innings and has a ton of run support with the Rockies hitting in Coors. While the juice isn't light here, the Rockies are the play with the offense, pitching combination. 

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