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MLB: Rockies vs Phillies Odds, and Picks (Apr 20)

By · Updated 12 months ago
  • 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.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • When: Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 6:40 p.m ET
  • How to Watch: Sportsnet

Odds

TeamMoneyline
Rockies
Phillies

Game Preview

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.


Prediction

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.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.