In the City of Brotherly Love, the possibilities are endless! In-game two between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, the action on the diamond should not disappoint. You know the drill! It is time to check out our MLB odds series, which includes our Rockies-Phillies prediction and pick.


Through sixteen games played, the Rockies are the only team in baseball that has won each series they have played up to this point. This impressive feat is in serious jeopardy on Tuesday, as the Rockies will guarantee their first series loss of the season with a defeat. At 10-6, Rockies’ ace German Marquez will get the call, as he is 0-0 with a trio of no-decisions and a 4.67 ERA

The Phillies come into Tuesday with a 7-10 record through 17 games and will try to secure their third win of the campaign versus the Rockies. RHP Zach Eflin will look to turn his early-season struggles around, as the righty is 0-1 with a swelling 5.27 ERA.

Courtesy of FanDuel, here are the Rockies-Phillies MLB odds:

MLB Odds: Rockies-Phillies Odds

Colorado Rockies: +1.5 (-146)

Philadelphia Phillies: -1.5 (+122)

Over: 8 (-108)

Under: 8 (-112)

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Why The Rockies Could Cover the Spread

Like previously mentioned, how crazy is is that Colorado has yet to lose a series? After a rocky 2021 that saw Colorado finish nearly fifteen games under .500 at 74-87, expectations were set low as the Rockies looked ahead at the 2022 MLB season. So far, those expectations have been exceeded, as Colorado only trails the scalding hot Dodgers by two games for the NL West division lead.  After multiple years of starting off strong only to fizzle out by the All-Star Break, the Rockies are determined to change that narrative.

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One thing that hasn’t changed? Colorado’s ability to score runs. Historically, the Rockies have always provided fans with the ability to put up crooked numbers on opposing pitching fast, especially in the thin air at a mile above sea level. While Colorado is ninth in runs scored with 73, they rank second in batting average and slugging percentage with .265 and .425 marks. This has been the bread and butter for Colorado, as putting together productive at-bats while hitting the long-ball has left them feeling victorious more often than not in the win column.

First-Baseman C.J. Cron has looked like Todd Helton reincarnated, as the hefty slugger has crushed six home runs and has driven in 17 runs, both team-leading numbers.

If there is one area for concern, it has been the pitching. Despite the struggles, the Rox have at least gotten quality outings from their starting staff, as they have been able to rack up four outings of at least five innings pitched, good for seventh in the majors.

One of the most electric arms when he is on his A-game, Marquez can dial it up as good as any of them on the mound. Even with a higher ERA than what he would like, Marquez has the ability to strikeout batters at an absurd rate. Marquez will be getting a second crack against Philly, as the 27 year-old Venezuelan allowed four-earned runs on three home runs in six-innings pitched.

Why The Phillies Could Cover the Spread

Philadelphia snapped a two-game losing streak in their 8-2 shellacking of Colorado on Monday, as the ‘Phils combined for nine hits and were in a groove at the plate for most of the night. After nearly getting swept by the Rockies in these two teams’ first season series a week back, the Phillies will try to give Colorado a taste of their own medicine over the next couple days.

After only scoring seven runs combined in three games against the Brewers, the Phillies dropped eight against Rockies pitching on Monday, as Bryce Harper launched a moon shot of a home run and Rhys Hoskins got back on track with a trio of hits on the day. This was an encouraging start for the ‘Phils offensive attack, as it was a brief glimpse of what this group can become in a few months from now when the games played are that much more meaningful. Philadelphia is tied for tenth in baseball with 72 runs scored to this point.

Similarly to the Rockies, the Phillies must improve their pitching numbers. Collectively, the Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.56, which is ranked in the bottom half of pitching compared to the rest of the league.

Can hurler Zach Eflin figure out his rocky start to the season? Eflin will prove to be vital in this matchup, as the 28 year-old had his best outing by far this year versus the Rockies last Wednesday when he fired 5 2/3 innings, giving up two runs and striking out five batsmen.

Final Rockies-Phillies Prediction & Pick

While Marquez hasn’t quite pitched like he is capable of, expect him to look like a totally different man out on the rubber Wednesday evening. Marquez is 3-1 with a 3.21 ERA in seven career starts against the Phillies, and should return to his dominating form against a mostly inconsistent Phillies lineup. Colorado covers the +1.5 spread!

Final Rockies-Phillies Pick: Rockies +1.5 (-146)