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OVER Could be an Easy Play in the DMV Tonight

It would be an incredible understatement to say that the Rockies and Nationals have been crushing the baseball of late. Coming into their series opener tonight, the two clubs sit No. 1 and 2 in slugging percentage since the all-star break and the Nats just went off for 15 runs in their finale with the Brewers.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Rockies’ last 12 games.
  • The Nationals are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • When these teams met in April, all 4 of their games went OVER.

Not only did their games go OVER in their last series, they went way OVER. In that four-game set, the Nationals scored 46 total runs and they took three wins. They’ll be moneyline favorites tonight with Tanner Roark (8-6, 4.83 ERA) taking the hill and I have a feeling this one’s going to be a slugfest.

Rockies starter German Marquez (8-4, 4.20 ERA) was slammed for eight runs in just four frames in his introduction to a Nats lineup that’s hit .289 with a major-league leading 28 home runs since the Midsummer Classic.

Speaking of red-hot bats, the Rockies’ have been on fire, hitting .321 over their last 12 games. Colorado has scored more runs than any team since the break and you might be surprised to hear that only half of those games were played at Coors Field.

Tonight’s total opened at 9.5 and that doesn’t seem high enough in a matchup where both teams have the potential to score more than 10 on their own.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -138 favorites on the MLB moneyline at BetOnline. Betting the OVER/UNDER instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 0.2- win for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 61-39 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 58-45 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Colorado injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 14 (Colorado Rockies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.63 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.33 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 9.75 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.46 per nine innings).

Washington owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 5.63 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Carlos Martinez at New Busch Stadium.

Washington routed Milwaukee on Thursday by a 15-2 score at Nationals Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado's last 12 games
  • Colorado is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Washington is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Washington, Saturday, July 29

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