Free MLB Picks Today: Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies 4/23/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies 4/23/23
Sun 23rd April 2023

Brandon Marsh will be looking to extend his 18-game on-base streak as the Philadelphia Phillies (10-12) host the Colorado Rockies (6-16) at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday with the visitors eyeing a split of the four-game series.

The Phillies lead the series 2-1 after winning 4-3 on Saturday. Connor Brogdon got the win with 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, and Craig Kimbrel earned his second save with a scoreless ninth.

Nick Castellanos went 3 for 4 with two solo home runs and a double in the win. Cristian Pache added a home run and two RBIs. Yonathan Daza was 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Rockies.


Jose Urena (0-3, 9.90 ERA) is slated to take the mound for Colorado. The right-hander allowed five runs over 4.2 innings in his last start, a 5-3 road defeat against the Pirates on Tuesday. He took the loss, yielding seven hits while striking out two and walking two.

For Philadelphia, right-hander Zack Wheeler (1-1, 4.02 ERA) gets the start. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Rockies. Wheeler made one start against the Rockies in 2022, throwing six innings in a 7-1 home win on April 28.

He gave up one hit and walked four, while striking out seven in the win.In his last start on Tuesday, Wheeler got the win on the road against the White Sox. He threw five innings and gave up four runs on eight hits, striking out five, in the 7-4 triumph.


Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged 3.4 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 3.8. Against righties like Wheeler this season, the Rockies have a .703 OPS. Ryan McMahon is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .920 OPS in 48 at-bats.

Philadelphia is averaging only 2.6 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.3 for the season, with their slash line slipping across the board (.199/.254/.373).

The Phils have a .785 OPS against right-handers in 2023, fifth highest in MLB. With a 1.127 OPS over 46 at-bats, Marsh has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Colorado is 3-9 away from Coors Field in 2023, scoring 3.2 runs per game while allowing 4.6 runs. Philadelphia has gone 5-4 at their home ballpark this season, averaging 4.6 runs per game while surrendering 3.9. In the last 10 games between the teams at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 5.2-3.7.


The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, six games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks. The Phillies are fourth in the NL East, five games behind the Braves.

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Philadelphia Phillies -2.5 (+100)

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