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Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Colorado Rockies dueling the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Max Scherzer gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 11-8 mark. In the other dugout, Yohan Flande brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Colorado Rockies as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -251 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.7 victory 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

57-52 Washington battles the Rockies, currently with a 46-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Colorado injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 20 and the Colorado Rockies at No. 18 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.37 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.35 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.65 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 3.89 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

S Strasburg fanned 12 Colorado batters in the team's last outing, leading the Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the Rockies at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at New York, Monday, August 10th
Washington at Los Angeles, Monday, August 10th