Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals Free Preview

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The streaking Colorado Rockies are seeking their eighth win in a row as they play host to the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing this NL matchup and the action gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Washington (+160) as the underdog to Colorado (-170). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 10.5 runs and -110 for under 10.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -135 for the Nationals +1.5 runs and +115 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Rockies are 89-70 straight up (SU) and 83-75 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 18.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.3 units (ATS). The Nationals have gone 81-78 SU this year and are 76-83 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 24.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.7 units ATS.

Colorado games have a 67-84-7 over/under record in 2018. Nationals games have gone under 81 times, gone over 75 times and pushed on three instances.

Joe Ross is getting the start for the visiting Nationals. The right-handed Ross (0-1, 4.09 ERA) has recorded three strikeouts in 11 innings so far. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 9.64 ERA and two strikeouts over four and two-third innings).

The Rockies are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Kyle Freeland (16-7, 2.84 ERA), who’s got 169 strikeouts and 69 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.22. Freeland is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.93 ERA in one start against Washington this year.

Colorado’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.18, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 4.61 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have put up 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.8 per game over its last 10 games and 8.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .335/.412/.602 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Charlie Blackmon has helped lead the Rockies’ offense this year with 27 home runs, 66 RBIs and 115 runs scored.

For the visitors, Washington’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.00 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.02 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.97, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

The Nationals offense has slashed .253/.336/.418 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 5.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Trea Turner has led Washington’s offense and is hitting .270/.344/.410 with 18 home runs, 68 RBIs, 101 runs and 43 stolen bases.

The Nationals just got a 9-3 victory over the Marlins, while the Rockies are coming off of a 5-3 win against the Phillies.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in just two of Washington’s last seven games.
  • The Nationals have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
  • Washington has posted 24.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.4 over its last five.