Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Pick – MLB April 18, 2022

The Philadelphia Phillies are in Denver for a three-game tilt at Coors Field. The Phillies are coming off a rough outing in Miami yesterday afternoon.

They were blasted in the series finale against the Marlins for a 10-3 loss. Philadelphia lost three of four games in a discouraging effort.

The Phillies had a good showing on Saturday with a 10-3 win, but otherwise, it was not a good series. In their most recent attempt, the Phillies got nothing from starter Zack Wheeler.

Wheeler was tagged for 8 hits and 7 earned runs through 3 innings of work. He also conceded 3 walks while on the bump. Conversely, Elieser Hernandez lasted 6 innings with 1 earned run allowed.

The Phillies are off to a 4-6 start this season. They signed Bryce Harper to a mega-deal, but aren’t getting much for their ROI.

Since then, the Washington Nationals have won a World Series, and the Phillies are trying to figure it out. They are in Denver for a meeting with the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies are 6-3 and coming off a split against the Cubs at home. After back-to-back wins on Friday, 6-5, and Saturday, 9-6, the Rockies came up short in a 6-4 loss on Sunday.

All things considered, the Rockies have had an acceptable start to this season. They opened well at home against the LA Dodgers with two wins in three games and followed up with a two-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.

Head below for our free Phillies vs. Rockies prediction on April 18, 2022.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Live Betting Odds:

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Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (-105) -160 Over 11 (-115)
Colorado Rockies +1.5 (-115) +134 Under 11 (-105)
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Team Data Philadelphia Phillies Colorado Rockies
Overall Record 4-6 6-3
Away/Home Record 1-3 4-3
Batting Average .247 .275
Batting Average Away/Home .266 .274
Runs Per 9 4.34 5.31
Team ERA 5.07 3.62
Team ERA Away/Home 6.82 4.00

Phillies vs. Rockies Prediction:

The Phillies’ pitching staff has been in tough shape to open the season. They’ve been hammered for a 5.07 and 6.82 ERA on the road this season.

The Phillies will settle down, but don’t expect elite production in Philadelphia. If Zack Wheeler were not able to settle down that would be a huge blow to the Phillies, though.

Next up in the rotation on Monday night is Aaron Nola. The veteran is one pitcher contributing to poor numbers.

Nola has appeared in two games and didn’t look great in either performance. The veteran has conceded 7 hits and 7 earned runs through 9.1 innings of work.

He is going into Coors Field with an ERA of 6.75, and his biggest concern is a major worry in Denver. Nola has been unable to keep the ball down, with 3 home runs allowed in 10 innings.

That’s not exactly what the Phillies need at Coors Field, a place that doesn’t take much for a ball to carry out of the park. The wind is expected to blow out to left field as well.


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends:

Phillies

  • Record (Last 10): 4-6
  • 1-5 overall in their previous five games
  • 2-5 overall in their previous seven games as a favorite on the road
  • OVER is 6-0-1 in their previous seven games as a betting favorite
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in their previous four games on the road
  • OVER is 5-0-1 in their previous six games with the total at 11 or more

Rockies

  • Record (Last 10): 6-3
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games as an underdog
  • 7-2 in their previous nine games versus the NL East
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games
  • OVER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games versus a right-handed starter
  • OVER is 3-0-1 in their previous four games

The Rockies have bruised Nola in past games. They are hitting .374 with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs going into tonight. I’m not expecting Nola to get out of this one with solid numbers.

He needs a good game after struggling in his first two starts, but this doesn’t look like it’s going to be it for him. Fortunately, Nola should receive from support from the offense.

Chad Kuhl had a solid debut in his first start with the Rockies, but I’m not sold on him doing the same in his debut at Coors Field. The former Pirate has a 4.42 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across five seasons in Pittsburgh.

Kuhl posted an ERA of 4.82 in his final season in Pittsburgh last season. He was sharp at Arlington versus the Rangers, but I could see him finding his first appearance at Coors Field tough.

I’m looking at a high-scoring Coors Field game in Denver tonight. The bats for Phillies and Rockies should both come to play on Easter Monday.

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Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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