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Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies

May 25, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (37-15) take on the Colorado Rockies (17-33) for Game 2 of their three-game series matchup. Check out this betting opportunity on Saturday, May 25 at 9:10 p.m. ET at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Phillies are run line favorites, coming in at -1.5 (-150).

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Game 1 of this series left the Phillies stunned, ending in a 3-2 fashion with extra innings until the 11th. The ejection of Bryce Harper in the first inning also influenced the formulation of their offense.

Aaron Nola (6-2) is taking the mound to start this matchup, with an ERA at 3.05 and a WHIP at 1.05. This is fairly close to their team average, which is a 3.05 ERA. If he can keep them at bay early, he should have quality relief later in the game.

Alec Bohm and Harper lead the Phillies. Bohm ranks second in RBIs with 46 so far, and ninth for his.314 batting average. Harper ranks 30th in the league with a batting average of.279, but leads the team with 12 home runs.

They're producing.258 at the plate and allowing.224. The key metric demonstrating their success is the separation between the two averages.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies surprised a lot of people with their Game 1 victory. Over their previous five games, they have gone 1-4 and need quite a bit of positive momentum to get them going.

Dakota Hudson (1-7) will start on the mound for this matchup. His ERA is 5.89, while his WHIP comes in at 1.67. Their team ERA is currently 5.18, so having Hudson start might not suit them well.

Ryan McMahon, who currently has nine home runs and 30 RBIs, leads them offensively. They are also led by Elias Diaz, who has a batting average of.311.

With a.247 batting average, the Rockies are solid at the plate. However, they are allowing their opponents to average.279, which is likely the main reason for their poor performances this season so far.

Odds, series trends, and free picks

MyBookie offers the latest MLB betting odds to consider here, with the Philadelphia Phillies as 1.5-run line favorites. Despite losing by one in extra innings, they are clearly the better team in nearly every category you look at.

The starting pitching dynamic and overall offense should distinguish the two teams. The Phillies are able to win on the road and get the series back in their favor. Look for the Phillies to get back on track and have a large margin.

Final Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (-150)