Colorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Philadelphia Phillies (10-8) vs Colorado Rockies (4-14)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Cristopher Sanchez (0-2) (3.52) vs Ryan Feltner (1-1) (3.38)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -225 / Colorado Rockies +190 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Rockies vs Phillies prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, April 17th at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Rockies recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Phillies recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Philadelphia
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Colorado and Philadelphia 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Colorado and Philadelphia 

Rockies Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 4-14 this year and they have lost four games in a row. Colorado has dropped the first two games in this series and they have only scored a total of four runs during this four game losing streak. Prior to this series, the Rockies lost two out of three to the Blue Jays. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.92 ERA, a 1.66 WHIP, and a .291 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 70 runs with a .245 batting average and a .311 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .358 with two home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Rockies. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Ryan Feltner, who is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 16.0 innings pitched this year. 

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 10-8 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Philadelphia has won the first two games in this series by scores of 5-0 and 2-1. Prior to this series, the Phillies split a four game set with Pittsburgh and won two out of three against the Cardinals. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.48 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 65 runs with a .231 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Bryce Harper is batting .215 with four home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Cristopher Sanchez, who is 0-2 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 15.1 innings pitched this season. 

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Schwarber has hit a home run in five of the Phillies' last eight games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has scored at least one run in 12 of his last 13 home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nick Castellanos has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 Wednesday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Bryce Harper has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 home appearances against the Rockies after playing the previous day.
  • Whit Merrifield has recorded at least one RBI in eight of his last nine appearances against the Rockies.
  • Trea Turner has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Whit Merrifield has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan McMahon has hit at least one home run in six of his last 16 appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has scored at least one run in four of the Rockies' last five night games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ryan McMahon has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances in night games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rockies' last nine night games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rockies' last six night games.
  • Ryan McMahon ranks 10th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.358) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank 30th in the league for doubles this season (14).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank T2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (174).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for ERA this season (5.93).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for strikeouts this season (119).

Rockies vs Phillies Prediction

Colorado comes into this game as one of the worst teams in the MLB and their pitching staff has been a disaster. The Rockies have a team ERA close to six and their offense has disappeared over the last four games. Philadelphia has won three of their last four games, but they are just 6-6 at home this year. The Phillies are starting Cristopher Sanchez, who has allowed six earned runs and 15 hits over 15.1 innings in three starts. The Rockies are going with Ryan Feltner, who has allowed six earned runs and 15 hits over 16.0 innings pitched this year. Feltner has actually been pretty solid for the Rockies this season, but I can’t trust the Colorado offense at all. Take the Phillies to win by at least two runs here. 

David’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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