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Nationals Cruising Past Teams With Losing Records

The Washington Nationals have not been shocked often recently, as the team has won six of their past seven games against teams with losing records. The Nats have averaged 8.2 runs per game in those outings while holding opponents to 3.9. Washington continues their three-game series with the Colorado Rockies Tuesday.

SHARK BITES
  • Jayson Werth has safely reached base in 43 consecutive games.
  • The Rockies are 6-2 SU at home following consecutive home losses.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Rockies’ past five games.

After a rocky start to the season, Gio Gonzalez has found himself rounding into form. Gonzalez has a 3.00 ERA while allowing just 14 earned runs in his past seven starts.

Chad Bettis has become a consistent presence in the Rockies’ rotation, as he has posted six quality starts in his past seven outings. Bettis has a 3.98 ERA in his past seven starts and has only surrendered five home runs, despite three of those starts coming at Coors Field. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Colorado Rockies as 126 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 11.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-4.5 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 56-63 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 70-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Colorado Rockies and the No. 4-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Colorado Rockies No. 2 ranked offense (5.23 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.53 runs allowed per game. The Colorado Rockies have been averaging 9.41 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.58 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.48 runs per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 5-4 final on Monday in support of M Scherzer at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Colorado is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Colorado is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Colorado, Wednesday, August 17th

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