Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 21, 2023

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Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Philadelphia Phillies (8-12) are favorites (-304) on the moneyline when they take on the Colorado Rockies (6-14) Friday at 7:05 PM ET, live on NBCS-PH.

Aaron Nola starts for Philadelphia while Noah Davis is Colorado’s starter for the contest.

Phillies vs. Rockies Odds

  • Phillies odds to win: -304
  • Rockies odds to win: +249
  • Spread: Phillies -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET

Who Will Win Phillies vs. Rockies?

Phillies and Rockies Betting Trends

The Phillies are 6-6 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

Philadelphia has not yet played as moneyline favorites of -304 or shorter.

The Rockies have entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won four, or 28.6%, of those games.

Colorado has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +249.

The Phillies have played in 20 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-10-0).

So far this season, the Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 20 games with a total.

Phillies Stats & Insights

The Phillies rank 16th in runs scored with 87, 4.4 per game.

Philadelphia ranks 20th in baseball with 18 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

The Phillies rank third in the majors with a .279 batting average.

Philadelphia’s hitters strike out 9.7 times per game, the most in the majors.

The Phillies pitching staff ranks 10th in the majors with a collective 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Philadelphia has the 23rd-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (5.10).

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 25th in the majors with 77 total runs scored this season.

Colorado’s 18 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies have a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

Colorado is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

The Rockies have an 8.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.46 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Phillies Key Players to Watch

Nola (1-2 with a 5.91 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Phillies, his fifth of the season.

Alec Bohm leads Philadelphia in runs batted in with 16 and has a batting average of .311.

Trea Turner is batting .314 with an OBP of .379 and a slugging percentage of .442 this season.

Brandon Marsh has 21 hits this season and a slash line of .356/.424/.712.

Kyle Schwarber’s four home runs are most among Philadelphia batters. He’s driven in nine runs this season while slugging .413.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Davis will get the start for the Rockies, his second of the season.

Kris Bryant is hitting .293 with four doubles, three home runs and eight walks.

Elias Diaz has 11 runs batted in while hitting .339. Both pace his team.

C.J. Cron has racked up a team-high five home runs.

Charlie Blackmon has five doubles, a home run and eight walks while batting .281.

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 8.5 runs
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