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Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 4/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Sunday April 21, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, CO
The Line
Colorado Rockies -135 / Philadelphia Phillies +115
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies meet in the finale of their four game series from Coors Field in MLB action on Sunday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to salvage a series split after taking game three by a final score of 8-5 on Saturday. Bryce Harper and Phil Gosselin led the Phillies with three RBIs apiece, with Harper hitting a home run while Gosselin chipped in a double. Andrew McCutchen and Cesar Hernandez each went 2 for 5 with an RBI, with McCutchen hitting a solo homer while Hernandez doubled. Rhys Hoskins went 3 for 5 and J.T. Realmuto and Maikel Franco each had two hits while Roman Quinn added a base knock of his own in the winning effort. Aaron Nola got the win to improve to 2-0 this season after allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out nine over 5.2 innings of work. Hector Neris closed out the 9th for his 3rd save of the season. Jerad Eickhoff will start game four and is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. In his career, Eickhoff is 1-2 with an 8.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts against Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies will look to win the series despite dropping game three on Saturday. Charlie Blackmon led the Rockies by going 4 for 5, falling a double short of the cycle with a home run, a triple and two RBIs. Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Ian Desmond each had an RBI with Story going 2 for 5 while Tapia hit a solo home run. David Dahl and Mark Reynolds each had two hits while Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson and Drew Butera each had a base knock as well in the defeat. Antonio Senzatela took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year after giving up four runs on seven hits over six innings of work. Jon Gray will start the finale and is 1-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 35 strikeouts against Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is 7-21 in their last 28 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games while the over is 4-1 in Eickhoff’s last 5 starts. Colorado is 1-4 in Gray’s last 5 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Gray’s last 4 starts against Philadelphia.

Getting a low line with Colorado at home is somewhat tempting considering that you feel that the Rockies are due to go on a tear and the thin air at Coors Field can spark Colorado’s offense at any time. Gray has also been solid, giving up just one run in back-to-back starts. However, both of those starts came on the road, and while Gray has been a better pitcher at home, he still had an ERA just under five at home last season and allowed five runs in his only start at home this season. It’s a small sample size on Eickhoff, but the Phillies have been swinging the bats well enough this season that I think they can provide some support, so I’ll take Philadelphia and the plus money on Sunday.

Pick:
Philadelphia Phillies +115

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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