MLB: Rockies vs Phillies Odds, and Picks (Apr 20)
- The Rockies lost badly to Pittsburgh, by a score of 14-3.
- Philadelphia took down the White Sox, winning 5-2.
- The Phillies are 122-99 in their all-time history against Colorado.
Colorado (5-14) and Philadelphia (8-11) match up in an interesting NL bout. The Rockies are collapsing already, and aiming to turn things around, while the Phillies are hoping to return to last year’s strength.
How to Watch
- Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
- When: Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 6:40 p.m ET
- How to Watch: Sportsnet
Colorado lost their 8th game in a row on Wednesday, falling to 5-14 on the season. After a decent 5-6 start against a handful of tougher teams, the Rockies have fully collapsed, getting swept by the Mariners and Pirates in their last two series’. They have been outscored 64-24 during their 8-game losing streak, which is an average score of 8-3. Colorado needs to bounce back and get a few wins before it’s too late.
The Phillies have underperformed so far this season, after making the World Series last year. They started the season out 4-9, but have begun to heat up a bit, going 4-2 in their last 6 games, all on the road. Philadelphia will have a chance to build some real momentum and climb back up the standings here, with their next 7 games coming at home against the 5-14 Rockies and 8-11 Mariners. They need to capitalize.
The Rockies have lost 8 straight games, making them statistically due for a win. It’s unlikely it’ll happen in this game, though, with their matchup coming on the road against a Phillies team that has been heating up lately. On the mound for Colorado will be a shaky Ryan Feltner (8.78 ERA). He’ll need to overcome the consistent Matt Strahm (2.13 ERA) in order to get the win, which I don’t see happening. I’ll take the Phillies.