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Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Thursday April 18, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -120 / Colorado Rockies +100 -- Over/Under: 10.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Phillies have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won six of their last nine games when scoring three or more runs. Jean Segura leads the Phillies with 22 hits and 10 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Odubel Herrera have combined for 34 hits and 15 RBI. Zach Eflin gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Eflin is 1-2 with a 9.20 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies are 5-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 19 hits and 12 RBI while Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 34 hits and 16 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Freeland’s second career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 1-7 in Eflin's last 8 road starts. The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day, 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 13-3 in Freeland's last 16 home starts. The Phillies are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 26-6 in Freeland's last 32 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Eflin's last 7 starts overall.

Eflin is coming off a game in which he was rocked by the Miami Marlins on the road, allowing 10 hits and six runs in four innings, and he's allowing a .333 batting average on the road this season overall. The Colorado Rockies are going to win a home game eventually, and they have a pitcher on the mound in Freeland who was solid at Coors last year, allowing a 2.40 ERA and a batting average of .228. The Rockies have also won 13 of Freeland's last 16 home games and are 17-5 in his last 22 games overall. The Rockies and the even money is a solid value bet for Thursday's small card.

Colorado Rockies +100

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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