The Philadelphia Phillies won the National League last baseball betting season but if they don’t get going soon they are going to be out of the race. They have played very poorly since the All-Star break but perhaps getting back home will help. Many people believe that the Phillies will make a move for a starting pitcher before the trading deadline next week but it is getting to the point where it might already be too late. The Phillies are expected to go with Roy Halladay on Friday and even though he has good statistics he is just 10-8 this season.
SBG Global current line: Phillies – 210, Total 8 Over – 120
The Rockies are very much in the National League West race but they are still not playing well on the road. They will look to Aaron Cook on Friday. He is 4-5 with a 4.56 ERA this season. He was excellent last time out at Cincinnati as he threw seven scoreless innings. He is 2-0 in his last three starts with a 3.93 ERA. He has not had much success in his career against the Phillies as he is 1-5 with a 5.70 ERA.
Halladay is 10-8 with a 2.40 ERA this MLB betting season. He is just 1-1 in his last three starts even though his ERA is 2.25. He has done very well in his career against the Rockies going 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA.
Colorado has played well on Friday’s recently going 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games. The Rockies are 4-1 in Cook’s last 5 starts vs. the National League East. The Rockies are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia.
This is a critical homestand for the Phillies if they want to make up some ground in the National League East. They host the Rockies for four and then play three against last place Arizona. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The Phillies are 35-16 in their last 51 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Looking at the total, the Over is 14-6 in the Rockies last 20 overall. The Under is 3-1-1 in Cook’s last 5 starts vs. the National League East. The Over is 5-2 in the Phillies last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia between the two teams.