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Scherzer Sliding on MLB Betting Lines

The Washington Nationals have now been tagged with a loss in six of Max Scherzer's last nine trips to the mound as the righthander tries to turn around his fortunes on Thursday night in baseball odds action against the Colorado Rockies.

Scherzer is 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA on the season, but he's coming off back-to-back Nationals losses in which he gave up 10 runs on 15 hits over just nine innings. Yohan Flande (2-1, 4.19 ERA) will start for the Rockies on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Colorado Rockies in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 179 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.3 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 48-70 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 60-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Colorado Rockies) and the No. 21 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Colorado Rockies and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.46 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 line up of the Washington Nationals at 4.18 runs per outing.

Colorado owns the No. 30 defense, allowing 4.46 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington rolled to a 4-1 win against Colorado on Wednesday, as S Strasburg and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Colorado
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
  • Colorado is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Milwaukee, Friday, August 21st
Colorado home to New York, Friday, August 21st

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