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Rockies’ Road Woes May Be Cause For Concern

The Colorado Rockies would be one of the best teams in baseball if they could just play all their games at Coors Field. Unfortunately for the Rockies, that’s not an option. The squad is just 27-26 on the road this season, including going 1-7 in its past eight. The Rockies and Washington Nationals will open their shortened set Saturday after the series opener was rained out Friday. 

  • The Nationals are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Rockies’ last 4 games against the Nationals.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .404 with 6 HRs since the all-star break.

The Rockies will start youngster German Marquez, who has been on top of his game during the month of July. The righty has a 3.76 ERA in his past four starts while posting a 9.9 K/9, which is a season high. That being said, Marquez faced the Nationals earlier this season and got tuned up for nine hits and eight runs in four innings.

Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark entered the all-star break slumping but has come out red-hot. In his two outings since the Midsummer Classic, Roark has a 1.38 ERA and has held batters to a measly .146 batting average.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.6-3.3 win 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

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 61-39 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 58-45 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Colorado injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 5 in the current OddsShark poll, while Colorado is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Colorado Rockies rank No. 3 at 9.46 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 2 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 5.63 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Carlos Martinez at New Busch Stadium.

Washington routed Milwaukee on Thursday by a 15-2 score at Nationals Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado's last 12 games
  • Colorado is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Washington is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Washington, Sunday, July 30