Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview - April 18

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Dan Shapiro
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The Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies betting line was all over the map with Philadelphia a -108 favorite at some books, a +103 dog at others while Colorado was at -109 to -113 most books.  The total was coming in at 11.


What We Like

  • Eflin coming off bad outing

What We Don't Like

  • The home team is 8-2 in the last ten meetings
  • Colorado is playing poorly this year so far

PITCHING MATCHUP: Phillies RH Zach Eflin (2-1, 3.94 ERA) vs. Rockies LH Kyle Freeman (1-3, 5.40)

Eflin answered a pair of sterling starts with a disastrous one on Saturday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits -- including three homers -- in four innings of a 10-3 setback at Miami. The 25-year-old has been taken deep twice among the four hits collected by Charlie Blackmon in his career, although the rest of the current crop of Rockies are 6-for-30 against the hurler. Eflin owns a 1-2 mark with a bloated 9.20 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in three career outings against Colorado after permitting 15 runs in 14 2/3 innings.

Freeland lost his third straight start after allowing three runs on nine hits in five innings before exiting with a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. The 25-year-old Denver native has been taken deep in three of four outings while yielding 10 walks in 21 2/3 innings ahead of facing a patient Phillies' lineup. Freeman made one brief appearance versus Philadelphia in his career but has squared off against Andrew McCutchen, who is 4-for-17 with five strikeouts against him.


2019 MLB Record: 5-3-1 (60%)

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-4 (63.4%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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