Baseball odds preview - Colorado vs. Washington
Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Odds
The visiting Rockies hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.
It's a pitching duel between Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals (3-6 on the year) and Tyler Chatwood for Colorado (4-1 so far).
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 10-rated Nationals and the league No. 5-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
The Rockies were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Roy Oswalt did his job in a losing cause last time out against Washington, striking out 11 in a 5-1 loss on Thursday at Nationals Park.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Rockies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
Colorado at Washington, Saturday, June 22