Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 20, 2023

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Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

Brandon Marsh, batting .368 this season, leads the Philadelphia Phillies (8-11) into a matchup with one of the league’s other top hitters, Elias Diaz (.345 AVG) and the Colorado Rockies (5-14). Marsh and the Phillies are -226 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup at Citizens Bank Park, beginning at 6:40 PM ET live on MLB Network.

Matt Strahm will get the ball for Philadelphia while Colorado will counter with Ryan Feltner.

Phillies vs. Rockies Odds

  • Phillies odds to win: -226
  • Rockies odds to win: +187
  • Spread: Phillies -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Phillies vs. Rockies?

Phillies and Rockies Betting Trends

The Phillies have won six of the 11 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (54.5%).

Philadelphia has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -226 or shorter.

This season, the Rockies have won three out of the 13 games, or 23.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Colorado has been at least a +187 moneyline underdog four times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

The Phillies have played in 19 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-9-0).

So far this season, the Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 19 games with a total.

Phillies Stats & Insights

The Phillies are the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (87 total).

Philadelphia averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 20th in MLB play with 18 total home runs .

The Phillies have the third-best batting average in the majors (.284).

Philadelphia’s 9.6 strikeouts per game are the third-most in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Phillies has a collective 8.9 K/9, which ranks 13th in MLB.

Philadelphia has a 5.10 team ERA that ranks 23rd among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored 72 runs (3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Colorado’s 17 home runs rank 23rd in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies’ .252 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.

Colorado ranks 20th in strikeouts per game (8.9) among MLB offenses.

The Rockies average the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (eight) in the league this season.

Colorado has the 29th-ranked ERA (5.76) in the majors this season.

Phillies Key Players to Watch

Strahm makes the start for the Phillies, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings pitched.

Alec Bohm leads Philadelphia in runs batted in with 16 and has a batting average of .324.

Trea Turner has 26 hits and an OBP of .389 to go with a slugging percentage of .444 this season.

Marsh is batting .368 to lead Philadelphia, while adding three homers and 11 runs batted in this season.

Kyle Schwarber’s four home runs are most among Philadelphia batters. He’s driven in nine runs this season while slugging .423.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will send Feltner (0-2) to the mound for his fourth start this season.

Kris Bryant is hitting .310 with four doubles, three home runs and seven walks.

Diaz’s 10 runs batted in and .345 batting average are both team-highs.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .281 with five doubles, a home run and eight walks.

Ryan McMahon is hitting .246 with six doubles, three home runs and seven walks.

Phillies and Rockies Injuries

Phillies: Darick Hall: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Bryce Harper: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Nelson: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Cristopher Sanchez: 15 Day IL (Left tricep), Noah Song: 15 Day IL (Back), Ranger Suárez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Rafael Marchan: 60 Day IL (Hand), Rhys Hoskins: 60 Day IL (Acl)

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Phillies 6, Rockies 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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