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Rockies open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies

Colorado RockiesPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 22, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

59-69TEAM RECORD56-70

MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs Colorado battle on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Chad Bettis for the Rockies on the hill facing Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies. Bettis brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Kendrick is 10-10 to date on the season.

View Colorado vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Phillies as -124 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 11-rated Rockies in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -175 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Cliff Lee at Citizens Bank Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Colorado is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Miami, Friday, August 23
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Friday, August 23