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The Colorado Rockies are playing host to the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. The game will begin at 8:40 p.m. ET and this NL showdown will be televised on either ATRM or MAS2.

Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies Odds

The Rockies are 9-13 straight up (SU) and 8-13 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 5.5 units for moneyline bettors and 6.9 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals have gone 10-10 SU this year and are 8-11 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 5.2 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 2.9 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 7-12-2 so far in 2019. Washington has an over/under record of 12-7.

Jeremy Hellickson will get the start for the visiting Nationals. The right-handed Hellickson is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Rockies are putting the ball in the left hand of Tyler Anderson (0-2, 11.00 ERA, 2.33 WHIP), who has five punchouts and three walks this season. Anderson made two starts against the Nationals in 2018, posting a 1-0 record with a 0.73 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.25, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.9. The bullpen has a 3.68 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

Colorado’s hitters are putting up 3.5 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .301/.369/.525 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon and shortstop Trevor Story have led the Rockies’ batters so far. Blackmon is hitting .286/.340/.462 with 26 hits, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Story is hitting .271 with five homers, 14 RBIs, 14 runs and five stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Washington’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.72 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.14 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 7.41, along with a K-per-9 of 9.38.

The Nationals offense has slashed .262/.343/.462 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Washington’s offensive production has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is slashing .371/.451/.771 with six home runs, 18 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while Eaton (.317/.391/.402) has produced one homers, six RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Nationals have lost 1.4 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in one of those games, as opposed to two that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 4.0 units and are 4-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in five of those games, compared to seven which went under the total.

Nationals at Rockies MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Washington has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Colorado has 22 XBH over its last five.
  • The Nationals have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • The Nationals have a total OPS of .805 this season, including an OPS of .841 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS stands at .663 overall and .629 against lefties.
  • Colorado has recorded 21.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 27.4 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won six of their last seven games SU.