Rockies vs Phillies Prediction - MLB Picks 4/20/23

Philadelphia Phillies (8-11) vs Colorado Rockies (5-14)

Game Info: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Matt Strahm (1-1) (2.13) vs Ryan Feltner (0-2) (8.78)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -201 / Colorado Rockies +184 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will begin a four-game set with the Colorado Rockies this Thursday from Citizens Bank Park.  

Rockies Betting Preview

Colorado fell to 5-14 after being swept by Pittsburgh. The Rockies were blitzed early, and lost to the Pirates by eleven, 14-3.  The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .311 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.34 ERA, with a 1.50 WHIP. Elias Diaz leads the Rockies in hitting (.345) and RBI (10) after producing two in the lopsided loss to Pittsburgh. Kris Bryant is second n 

Ryan Feltner (0-2, 8.78 ERA, 11 Ks) will take the bump for Colorado. The second-year pitcher struggled in his start in Seattle last week, giving up five runs in less than four innings pitched. 

Phillies Betting Preview

Philadelphia comes in at 8-11 taking two of three from Chicago. The Phillies wrapped up their stint in the Southside by scoring in the first four innings to be the White Sox by four, 5-2. The Philadelphia offense is scoring 4.06 runs per game, while batting .286, with a .343 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.28 ERA, with a 1.48 WHIP. Brandon Marsh leads the team in batting (-358), after hitting his second homer of the season in the win over CWS. Bryson Stott is second at .363 after recording multiple hits in three of the last four games. Nick Castellanos has produced a RBI in five of the last seven games. 

Matt Strahm (1-1, 2.13 ERA, 16 Ks) will start for Philadelphia. The eighth-year pitcher struck out six in 2 ⅔ innings of work versus Cincy last week, and he tossed six strikeouts in five innings in his most previous home start versus Miami. 

Colorado vs Philadelphia Trends

Colorado is 4-15 against the spread this season, with a 10-9 over/under record. Philadelphia is 8-11 ATS this year, with a 10-9 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

Both teams have underachieved through the first month of action, but I think the hosts come out and set a tone in game one. Philly has missed Bryce Harper so far this season, but there’s still trustworthy talent in the lineup. Colorado has struggled, and been one of the worst teams in the league this season, so I like targeting them in the first contest, and rolling with Philly to win here.

Corey’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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