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(39-66) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies (62-47)
Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Kyle Freeland
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies -145 Phillies +136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 +105 Phillies +1.5 -125
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 11.5 -120 un 11.5 +100
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Philadelphia is still the worst team in the majors. Currently sitting at 26 games under .500, 23.5 games back of the NL East leading Nationals and 16-38 on the road this season.
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The Phillies traded away arguably their best bat in Howie Kendricks at the trade deadline and dealt ace Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles.
Vince Velasquez (2-6, 4.91 ERA) starts for the Phillies tonight. Velasquez has had a bad year on a bad team. Although, he did have a strong start against the Rockies on May 25th.
He pitched five strong innings, allowing eight hits, one run, one walk and seven strikeouts. He got a no decision, but the Phillies got the win, 2-1.
Colorado is staying poised and winning as needed in order to stay in the NL wildcard discussion. Currently in the second wildcard spot.
The Rockies sit a half game back of NL West division foe Arizona, for the first wildcard spot.
Either way, the Rockies are looking at a playoff birth this season. Colorado won a close game yesterday with the Mets, 5-4 on a walk off walk.
With strong pitching from a young core for the Rockies this season,Kyle Freeland (11-7, 3.71 ERA) starts tonight for Colorado. Freeland has had an up and down year, and currently finds himself pitching solid over his last five starts.
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He has pitched 27.2 innings, allowing 24 hits, 11 runs (10 earned), four home runs, eight walks and 21 strikeouts combine in those five outings. His record is 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA since July 4th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 6-17 in their last 23 Fri. games.
- PHI are 17-47 in their last 64 road games.
- PHI are 28-57 in their last 85 overall.
- COL are 8-2 in their last 10 home games.
- Under is 9-1 in Freelands last 10 home starts.
- Under is 14-4-2 in Freelands last 20 on grass.
- Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
Coors Field is a hard park to pitch in. Despite his most recent struggles, Jon Gray carries a 2-0 record with a 3.71 ERA in three home starts this season. Vince Velasquez is 0-2 with a 4.08 ERA in six road starts. Take the Rockies at home.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
Anything can happen as far as runs are concerned in Denver. With a combined run total of 11.5 runs, take the under in this game. I expect runs to be scored, but not anything above 11 combined runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 6 – Philadelphia 3
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