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June 20, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Colorado Rockies invade Nationals Park on Thursday.

Roy Oswalt gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 9-3 mark.

View Colorado vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Nationals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -182 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 10 and the Rockies sitting at No. 5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.5 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Colorado was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as +146 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Toronto on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

Washington was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They won as -118 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Gio Gonzalez blew away 11 Philadelphia batter in the Nationals' last start, leading them to a 6-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

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
Colorado is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
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
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Friday, June 21

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