Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 9/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (78-79) at Colorado Rockies (87-70)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Nick Pivetta (7-13) (4.58) vs. German Marquez (13-10) (3.95)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -190 / Philadelphia Phillies +160 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ATRM, NSPA
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Phillies have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 150 hits and 57 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Rhys Hoskins have combined for 272 hits and 163 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 7-13 with a 4.58 ERA and 185 strikeouts this season. Pivetta is 0-2 with a 16.43 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The Colorado Rockies have won seven straight games when scoring more than two runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 174 hits and 66 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 333 hits and 207 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 13-10 with a 3.91 ERA and 210 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in Pivettas last 5 road starts and 0-4 in Pivettas last 4 starts. The Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Marquezs last 6 home starts and 6-2 in Marquezs last 8 starts. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Pivetta has beend ecent as of late, but due to a lack of run support, the Philadelphia Phillies have lost seven of his last eight starts. The Phillies look like a team that's accepted how the season has ended and are just counting the days until the offseason. The Colorado Rockies are back to putting runs on the board and need to keep winning to stay in the playoff chase. Marquez has allowed three or less runs in each of his last 11 starts, so while his numbers are Coors are ugly, you can be confident with him on the mound right now. I'll side with the Rockies at home and the RL to increase the value of the bet.