Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (39-69) at Colorado Rockies (64-47)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Aaron Nola (8-7) (3.16) vs. Jeff Hoffman (6-3) (5.38)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -110 / Philadelphia Phillies -102 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies square off at Coors Field in the finale of their three game weekend set on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Phillies will try to avoid the sweep after dropping their fifth straight game, including an 8-5 defeat in game two on Saturday. Daniel Nava led the way, falling a double short of the cycle, going 3 for 5 with a homer, a triple, and three RBIs. Freddy Galvis put up three hits of his own with an RBI while Jorge Alfaro added a pair of base knocks in the loss. Andres Blanco, Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez all pitched in base hits in the losing effort for the Phils. Nick Pivetta took the loss, falling to 4-7 this season after giving up all eight runs, six earned, on seven hits over just 2.2 innings of work. Aaron Nola will start the series finale and is 8-7 with a 3.16 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career start against Colorado.
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The Colorado Rockies will try to complete the sweep after winning six of their last eight games following their win in game two on Saturday. Pat Valaika led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Gerardo Parra went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Carlos Gonzalez went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Mark Reynolds and Jonathan Lucroy added runs on the board of their own to round out the output for the Rockies in the win. Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado and starting pitcher Jon Gray each added base hits of their own in the win. Speaking of Gray, he got the win to improve to 4-2 this season after giving up just one run on six hits while striking out four over seven innings of work. Jeff Hoffman will start the series finale and is 6-3 with a 5.38 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hoffman is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 7 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 17-50 in their last 67 road games and 28-60 in their last 88 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 against the NL West. Colorado is 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 against the NL East while the over is 20-9-1 in their last 30 against the NL East. The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
There was a point a couple of weeks ago where Nola would be the only guy that could help the Phillies get a win on the mound. Nola has pitched well lately, but that doesn’t change the fact that Philadelphia owns the worst road record in the last at 16-41 this season. Hoffman hasn’t been great as of late, but the Rockies are back to being strong on their home field and I think they complete the sweep with a steal of a price on the board so I’ll back Colorado here.