Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks & Predictions 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Cole Irvin
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (24-18, 1st in NL East) will play the Colorado Rockies (20-22, 4th in NL West) on Friday. The Rockies open this matchup at +109 while the Phillies are coming in at -119. The O/U opens at 9.
The Rockies have been good for oddsmakers, having gone 20-22-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 57.1% of the time, going 24-18-0 straight up. The Phillies have been a strong play for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 21-14-0 SU. Colorado has went 9-13-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 40.9% of the time.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a bad Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 23-17-2.
Colorado covers 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 11-11-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia covers 62.5% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 15-9-0 SU.
The Phillies have been an excellent Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 17-24-1.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/16/19 SS Trevor Story Knee injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia Phillies
05/05/19 P Harrison Musgrave Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/17/19 RF Noel Cuevas Quad 10-day IL (04/16)
04/03/19 P Jake McGee Knee 10-day IL (04/02)
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/14/19 P Edubray Ramos Shoulder 10-day IL (05/13)
05/11/19 P Vince Velasquez Forearm 10-day IL (05/07)
04/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Groin 10-day IL (04/25)
04/20/19 2B Scott Kingery Hamstring 10-day IL (04/20)
04/20/19 P Victor Arano Elbow 10-day IL (04/19)
04/17/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 60-day IL (03/25)
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 20-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 48.2 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 390 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 153 batters and struck out 352. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Colorado is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Rockies hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 51 hits this season in 173 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 127. Nolan Arenado is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 169 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .598. The Rockies have 367 hits, including 90 doubles and 53 home runs. Colorado has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 265 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 217 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 24-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Cole Irvin has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 376 base knocks and 163 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 357 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Phillies hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .404. He has 42 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 155. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 45 hits in 151 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Phillies as a unit have 354 base hits, including 84 doubles and 46 homers. Philadelphia has walked 173 times this year and they have struck out on 369 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 212 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +109
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