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Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies battle the visiting Colorado Rockies on Thursday in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies will turn to Vance Worley and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rockies send Jeff Francis (0-1) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had installed the Phillies as -185 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Phillies) and the No. 8 (Rockies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 in the National League at 5.8 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -146 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 7-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Joe Blanton at Citizens Bank Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 22 games
Colorado at Texas, Friday, June 22
Philadelphia home to Tampa Bay, Friday, June 22