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MLB Betting: Rockies at Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-1 in their last nine games versus the Rockies as Colorado comes to town Wednesday night for the opener of a short two-game set.

The Rockies will give the ball to Jorge De La Rosa (5-1, 3.70) tonight, while Philadelphia counters with Cole Hamels (4-2, 3.19) De La Rosa allowed five runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings in his last start versus San Diego but still picked up a win. Hamels is coming off a no decision against Atlanta in which he allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings.

View Colorado vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -146 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Rockies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 7 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Colorado brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 2-ranked defense.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-3 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on Colorado at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Colorado got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday at Coors Field behind starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cardinals on May 17. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 2-1 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as Roy Oswalt wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 9-1
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Colorado is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
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
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Philadelphia, Thursday, May 19