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Rockies open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies

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

Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

56-80TEAM RECORD66-71

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

The Phillies will rely on Cliff Lee to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Francis will be his counterpart for the Rockies. Cliff Lee is 4-7 this season, and Jeff Francis is 5-4.

View Colorado vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Phillies as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Rockies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 9 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Braves on September 6. Bettors who backed the Braves at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rockies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Atlanta staff and losing 1-0 to the Braves on Thursday at Turner Field.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -102 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Leake and the Reds 6-2 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rockies at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Colorado
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Colorado at Philadelphia, Saturday, September 8