Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 4/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-155) Colorado (+130)
The Colorado Rockies (6-2) will try to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (4-6) at Coors Field on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Phillies at -155 while the Rockies are sitting at +130. The over/under has been set at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start are Aaron Nola and Chad Kuhl.
Philadelphia owns a slugging percentage of .414 and have struck out 78 times, while being walked on 32 occasions. They have 38 runs batted in in addition to 74 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .253. The Phillies have hit 23 two-baggers as a team and have hit 8 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 39 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .330. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in MLB.
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Phillies pitchers have given up 9 home runs and 40 runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 29 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.97 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.33 this season (22nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 78 hitters.
The Phillies have dispatched 30 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 base runners so far this year with 33.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 2 saves over the course of the season and have blown 0 of their 2 save opportunities. The Phillies relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 3 holds on the year (22nd in baseball). Phillies relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 9 times and also have had 2 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 237 putouts so far this season, in addition to 87 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 10 double plays. The Phillies have turned 71.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 711 innings, which has them ranked 14th in baseball.
Nola has taken the ball for 1,032 innings and has tallied 1,157 strikeouts during his MLB career. Nola (68-50 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.44 while going up against 4,255 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.70 (425 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.157. He has given up 895 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 300 walks.
The Rockies hold a slugging percentage of .455 and they are recording 5.25 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have put up 17 two-baggers, while getting a free base 22 times and recording 42 runs. Colorado is sitting with 9 home runs so far this year and 38 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 65 occasions (23rd in the league) and have accounted for 78 hits. The Colorado Rockies are sitting with an OBP of .348 as well as a team batting average of .282 on the campaign.
The Colorado pitching staff have given up 32 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.45 (28 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 3 homers and they give up 3.95 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Rockies are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.342 in addition to having a FIP of 3.17 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 (56 strikeouts vs 24 free passes). They have a ranking of 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 74.
Sitting with 13 save situations, the Rockies have recorded 5 holds and also 2 blown saves. Colorado has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 8 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 15 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with runners on. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 24 inherited runners. They sit at 10th in baseball holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 28 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
The Colorado Rockies have turned 12 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (26th in baseball). The Rockies have recorded 86 assists, 6 errors and are sitting with 219 putouts during this campaign. In their 657 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have earned a efficiency on defense of 66.3% (28th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Kuhl has conceded 431 hits while tallying 400 punch outs in 444 frames. Kuhl (25-30 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.42 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 218 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.419 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.01 and he has gone up against 1,919 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+130)
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