Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Saturday April 20, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -135 / Colorado Rockies +115 -- Over/Under: 10.5
The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Philadelphia Phillies look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jean Segura leads the Phillies with 22 hits and 10 RBI while J.T. Realmuto and Cesar Hernandez have combined for 35 hits and 23 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 7.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Nola is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies are 7-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 20 hits and 12 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 39 hits and 20 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 0-0 with a 4.05 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series, 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-5 in Nola's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 4-1 in Senzatela's last 5 starts. The Phillies are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 14-2 in Senzatela's last 16 starts overall. The over is 4-0 in Nola's last 4 starts overall.
The Colorado Rockies have finally found their groove during this five-game winning streak and should be even more confident after a walkout win last night in the 12th inning. Nola doesn't look like the same pitcher he was last year, allowing 21 hits and 16 earned runs in 19.1 innings while having 11 walks to 19 strikeouts. With that said, Nola is still one of the better young pitchers in baseball and it's only a matter of time before he turns things around. Nola has won 20 of his last 29 starts, and you should take advantage of these cheap prices while you still can. I'll side with the Philadelphia Phillies.