Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Free Pick

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The red-hot Colorado Rockies will go for their ninth win in a row as they play host to the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast this NL matchup. The first pitch will be at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Colorado (-125) is favored over Washington (+115) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). The game’s current runline odds stand at -180 for taking the Nationals +1.5 runs and +160 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Rockies are 90-70 straight up (SU) and 84-75 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 19.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.4 units (ATS). The Nationals have gone 81-79 SU this year and are 76-83 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 24.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.7 units ATS.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 67-85-7 in 2018. Washington has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 75-81-3.

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg will get the start for Washington. Strasburg is 9-7 with a 3.77 ERA and 149 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies will turn to righty Jon Gray (12-8, 4.91 ERA) to the mound. Gray has 182 strikeouts and 52 walks to his name, as well as a 1.32 WHIP. Gray is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 7.94 ERA in one start against Washington this year.

Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.17, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 4.58 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

Colorado’s hitters have put up 4.8 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 8.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .345/.409/.684 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

Charlie Blackmon has helped lead the Rockies’ offense this season with 28 home runs, 67 RBIs and 116 runs scored.

For the visitors, Washington’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.01 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.97, along with a K-per-9 of 8.49.

Nationals hitters have slashed .253/.336/.418 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Trea Turner has sparked Washington’s offense and is hitting .269/.343/.411 with 18 home runs, 70 RBIs, 101 runs and 43 stolen bases.

The Rockies are coming off a 5-2 victory in the prior game of this series.

Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • The Nationals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • Washington has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.6 over its last five.