Juan Nicasio vs Cliff Lee matchup featured in MLB action

Colorado RockiesPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 21, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

59-68TEAM RECORD55-70

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday as host Philadelphia battles the Colorado Rockies in baseball odds action.

Juan Nicasio, with a record of 7-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Phillies trot Cliff Lee to the mound in this one. He is 10-6 so far in 2013.

View Colorado vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Phillies in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -166 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Rockies odds would favor the Rockies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 14 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 11 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Colorado at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 5-3 final on Tuesday in support of Jorge De La Rosa at Citizens Bank Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Colorado is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games when playing Philadelphia
Colorado is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Philadelphia is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Philadelphia, Thursday, August 22