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Rockies vs Phillies Picks, Odds & Starting Pitchers (April 20)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 19, 2023 · 8:26 PM PDT

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner
Apr 19, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (7) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Phillies are -200 home favorites over the Rockies on Thursday night
  • Ryan Feltner (0-2, 8.78) will pitch for the Rockies against lefty Matt Strahm (1-1, 2.13)
  • A look at the Rockies vs Phillies predictions and odds can be found below

The skidding Colorado Rockies visit the Philadelphia Phillies at 6:40 p.m. ET Thursday in the opener of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

The Rockies (5-14, 2-7 road) had their losing streak reach eight games Wednesday when they were hammered by the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-3 at home. The Phillies (8-11, 3-3 home) beat the White Sox 5-2 in Chicago for their third win in the last four games.

The game will be televised by MLB Network.

Rockies vs Phillies Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Colorado Rockies +168 +1.5 (-115) Over 9 (-122)
Philadelphia Phillies -200 -1.5 (-104) Under 9 (+100)

The Phillies are -200 favorites on the moneyline over the Rockies in the MLB odds, giving them an implied win probability of 66.67%. Philadelphia has +25000 World Series championship odds and Colorado is listed at +60000.

The weather forecast calls for mostly clear skies, a first-pitch temperature of 76 with a low of 53 and east wind at 5 mph.

 

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Odds as of April 19th at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Rockies vs Phillies Probable Pitchers

The Rockies will start Ryan Feltner (0-2, 8.78) and the Phillies with counter with left-hander Matt Strahm (1-1, 2.13). Both will be pitching on four days of rest.

Feltner vs Strahm

Ryan Feltner
VS
Matt Strahm
0-2 Record 1-1
8.78 ERA 2.13
4.58 xERA 3.15
1.95 WHIP 0.95
1.36 SO/W 3.20

Feltner lasted just 3.2 innings in his previous starts, a loss on Saturday to the Mariners in Seattle. He gave up five runs and five hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

This will be Feltner’s third career start against the Phillies. He is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA.

Feltner has an 0-2 record and 10.80 ERA both on the road and at night. The Rockies are 1-2 in his three starts. However, Colorado isn’t giving up on Feltner.

Strahm is also coming off a short start after lasing 2.2 innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday in Cincinnati. He allowed three runs, two hits and three walks while striking out six.

Strahm is 1-2 in his career versus the Rockies with a 5.60 ERA in 13 games (two starts).

In his lone start at home this season, Strahm pitched five shutout innings to beat the Miami Marlins on April 10. Straham is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts at night and the Phillies have gone 2-1 when he has started.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Rockies Batters Batting Average vs Matt Strahm
Mike Moustakas 1.000
C.J. Cron .500
Kris Bryant .500
Yonathan Daza .500
Charlie Blackmon .375
Elias Diaz .333
Ryan McMahon .250
Jurickson Profar .000
Phillies Batters Batting Average vs Ryan Feltner
J.T. Realmuto 1.000
Nick Castellanos .500
Alec Bohm .500
Garrett Stubbs .500
Trea Turner .000
Kyle Schwarber .000

Rockies designated hitter Charlie Blackmon is 3 for 8 with a home run off Strahm in his career. Phillies shortstop Trea Turner is hitless in five at-bats against Feltner.

Rockies vs Phillies Betting Trends

Ryan McMahon had three of the Rockies’ five hits Wednesday as they were routed by the Pirates.

The Rockies activated closer Daniel Bard from the injured list prior to the game and he pitched one perfect inning of relief after being out all season because of anxiety. Right-hander Peter Lambert was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Turner hit his first home run for the Phillies after signing an 11-year, $300-million contract in the offseason and doubled while going 3 for 5 with two RBIs in the win over the White Sox on Wednesday. He has +1400 NL MVP odds.

Brandon Marsh also homered for the Phillies. He and Bryson Stott had two hits apiece.

Phillies infielder Edmundo Sosa has missed the last four games with back soreness and is questionable for Thursday.

Rockies vs Phillies Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
4/28/22 Phillies Rockies PHI, 7-1
4/27/22 Phillies Rockies PHI, 7-3
4/26/22 Phillies Rockies PHI, 10-3
4/25/22 Phillies Rockies PHI, 8-2
4/20/22 Rockies Phillies PHI, 9-6
4/19/22 Rockies Phillies COL, 6-5
4/18/22 Rockies Phillies COL, 4-1
9/12/21 Phillies Rockies COL, 5-4
9/11/21 Phillies Rockies PHI, 6-1
9/10/21 Phillies Rockies COL, 11-2

This is the first meeting of the season between the clubs. The Phillies won five of seven against the Rockies last season when Kyle Schwarber went just 4 for 19 (.211) but had a double, two home runs and five walks.

Rockies vs Phillies Prediction

There is no other way to go but to fade the Rockies and Feltner. With the moneyline being so high, let’s try to the Phillies on the runline even though that’s not necessarily the greatest value, either.

Pick: Phillies -1.5 (-104)

Season Record: 10-4 (+4.1 units) ML; 1-0 (+1.0 unit) RL; 11-4 (+5.1 units) overall

 

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