Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies are favored in MLB betting on Saturday at Philadelphia in a game that can be seen on Fox television.
Jimenez is 15-1 on the season with a 2.38 ERA. He has not pitched as well lately be he is still favored at Philadelphia in baseball betting.
MLB betting odds would normally favor the Phillies when they are at home but not against Jimenez. He has lost only once all season although he should have lost last time out. The Rockies saved him with a big rally or he would have had his second loss of the season. He is just 1-0 in his last three starts with a 5.59 ERA. He has also struggled in his career against the Phillies going 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA.
Reputation is a big thing and when people look at the stats they will see the Jimenez has only one loss on the season. People might not look closer and see that he is not pitching well lately. The Rockies have also not done that well the past few years against the Phillies. Before this series began they had lost 13 of the last 20 against Philadelphia. The Rockies lost three of four at home back in May against the Phillies. Three of those four games went over the total in MLB betting. Last year in Philadelphia, the Phillies won three of the five meetings against the Rockies.
Colorado is still very much in the picture in the National League West. They do need to improve their road record though. The Rockies have been very solid at home but they are below .500 on the road. Colorado has the 6th ranked offense in the league while their pitching is just outside the top ten. Colorado’s offense should pick up with Troy Tulowitzki coming off the DL.
Philadelphia continues to be a disappointment this season. Many people still believe they can catch the Braves in the National League East but so far the Phillies have not gotten hot. The Phillies are better at home than on the road in baseball betting but their overall pitching rotation is simply not good enough. The Phillies are looking to make a trade so they made add a pitcher like Roy Oswalt within the next week.