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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (32-34) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-30)
Date & Time Wednesday June 13, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -127 / Colorado Rockies +117 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Colorado Rockies (32-34) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-30)
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The Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a feel good win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Rockies have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 71 hits and 36 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 135 hits and 78 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies. 

The Philadelphia Phillies have a chance to win three straight games for the first time since May 13-17. The Phillies have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads the Phillies with 68 hits and 33 RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Carlos Santana have combined for 113 hits and 59 RBI. Nick Pivetta gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Pivetta’s second career game against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in Andersons last 7 road starts and 0-4 in Andersons last 4 starts. The Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 9-2 in Pivettas last 11 home starts and 12-5 in Pivettas last 17 starts. The Rockies are 12-25 in the last 37 meetings in Philadelphia, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Anderson has been hit hard nearly all season long where he's allowing a .256 batting average and has given up three or more runs in five of his last six starts. Pivetta has had his struggles as well this season, but he's been impressive at home where he has a 2.20 ERA and a .215 batting average. The Phillies have won nine of their last 11 home games when Pivetta has pitched. Hard to pass up the home team and the cheap price with the better pitcher on the hill. 

Philadelphia Phillies -127

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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