Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks & Predictions 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Jerad Eickhoff
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (25-19, 1st in NL East) will take on the Colorado Rockies (20-23, 4th in NL West) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Rockies coming in at +132 and the Phillies are at -142. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rockies have been less than ideal for MLB bettors, having gone 20-23-0 SU. The Phillies cover 56.8% of the time, going 25-19-0 straight up. The Phillies have been a great choice for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 22-15-0 SU. Colorado has gone 9-14-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 39.1% of the time.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a terrible Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 23-18-2.
The Rockies cover 47.8% of the time on the road, having gone 11-12-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies cover 61.5% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 16-10-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a great Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 18-25-1.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
05/05/19 P Harrison Musgrave Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
04/17/19 RF Noel Cuevas Quad 10-day IL (04/16)
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 20-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.68 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 50.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 156 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Colorado is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Rockies hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 52 hits this season in 177 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 126. Nolan Arenado is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Rockies have 372 hits, including 92 doubles and 54 home runs. Colorado has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 422 times as a unit. They have left 268 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 221 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 25-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Jerad Eickhoff has a 2-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 394 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 375 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .387. He has 42 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 142. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 47 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Phillies as a unit have 366 base hits, including 90 doubles and 48 homers. Philadelphia has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 317 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 220 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +132
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