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July 7, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Odds

32-51TEAM RECORD48-33

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

For the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rockies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jeff Francis, 2-1 on the year.

View Colorado vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as -210 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Rockies odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 9 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Rockies are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.

The Rockies were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +200 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Colorado got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Washington on Friday at Nationals Park behind starter Drew Pomeranz.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rockies at Nationals trends to consider:
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 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
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 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Sunday, July 8

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