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Jason Hammel, John Lannan take mound in Nationals vs Rockies tilt

Colorado RockiesWashington Nationals
July 8, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Jason Hammel gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 4-8 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with John Lannan, who will be looking to improve on his 5-5 mark.

View Colorado vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Nationals and the league No. 11-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Washington owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 14-rated defense.

The Rockies were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -171 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 6-3 on Thursday behind a start from Tim Hudson at Turner Field.

Washington lost its last outing, a 10-9 result against the Cubs on July 7. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (19) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington suffered a 10-9 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Livan Hernandez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Rockies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Washington
Colorado is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Washington is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Saturday, July 9