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Baseball odds preview - Colorado vs. Philadelphia

Colorado RockiesPhiladelphia Phillies
May 19, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

22-19TEAM RECORD26-16

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Philadelphia and Colorado on Thursday, with the host Phillies trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Jhoulys Chacin, with a record of 4-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Phillies trot Joe Blanton to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2011.

View Colorado vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Phillies rated this week at No. 2 and the Rockies sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 3 lineup of the Rockies at 4.5 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Rockies were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Philadelphia on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-3
After playing Colorado are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Colorado is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Milwaukee, Friday, May 20
Philadelphia home to Texas, Friday, May 20