The Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their series on Thursday afternoon. Will the over cash in the matinee?
Game Snapshot & Odds
953 Colorado Rockies at 954 Philadelphia Phillies
Thursday, June 14, 2018
1:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHI (NBC 10)
Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Phillies as a -125 favorite. As of this writing, 53% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Rockies’ Marquez gives up three home runs in loss to Diamondbacks
German Marquez was tagged for three homers and five runs in four innings by the Diamondbacks on Friday. This breaks up a string of pretty solid outings from Marquez, who got off to a disappointing start in April. Of some concern is that he’s suddenly allowed five homers in his last two starts after giving up a total of six in his first 11. He’s a solid starter, though not one of much use for fantasy purposes because of the Coors factor.
Phillies’ Velasquez hammered in loss to Brewers
Vince Velasquez was hammered in Friday’s loss to the Brewers, allowing 10 runs on nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander walked two and struck out four in the disappointing performance. He had been pitching extremely well over his last six starts, lowering his ERA to 3.82, but it jumped back up to 4.95 with this disaster. Ryan Braun inflicted a good chunk of the damage, with a pair of homers and five RBI against him. Velasquez will try to pick up the pieces and get back on track when he does battle against the Rockies at home on Thursday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 12-26 in their last 38 games against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
The Phillies are 1-4 in Velasquez’s last five home starts and are 0-4 in his last four outings.
The over is 7-1-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia and is 9-3-1 in the last 12 meetings overall. On Tuesday night, the over didn’t cash until there was two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning but it cashed noneless. With the over also 5-2 in Velasquez’s last seven home starts and is 10-1-2 in the Rockies’ last 13 games overall, I like Thursday’s matchup to be high-scoring.
The Pick: Rockies/Phillies over 8.5