Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks & Predictions 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Aaron Nola
Cesar Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies (24-19, 1st in NL East) play the Colorado Rockies (20-22, 4th in NL West) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Rockies coming in at +174 and the Phillies are at -185. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Rockies have been dicey for bettors, having gone 20-22-0 SU. Philadelphia is covering 55.8% of the time, going 24-19-0 straight up. The Phillies have been a very good option for wagerers as the favorite, going 21-15-0 SU. Colorado has went 9-13-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 40.9% of the time.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a great Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 23-17-2.
The Rockies cover 50.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 11-11-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia is covering 60.0% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 15-10-0 SU.
The Phillies have been an awful Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 18-24-1.
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 Antonio Senzatela has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 33.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.13. 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 8th 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 4.60.
As a team Colorado is hitting .249, good for 14th 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. Nolan Arenado is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 53 hits this season in 169 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 134. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .566. 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 24-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.86, Aaron Nola has a 3-0 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 389 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 149 hitters and struck out 371 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .360. He has 45 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 155 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 110. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 42 hits in 154 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .558. The Phillies as a unit have 358 base hits, including 85 doubles and 47 homers. Philadelphia has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 376 occasions. They have had 313 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 215 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +174
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