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Josh Outman faces Edwin Jackson in MLB odds action

Washington NationalsColorado Rockies
June 28, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 4-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Rockies trot Josh Outman to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2012.

View Washington vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as favorites of 129 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 11, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Rockies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Washington brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rockies' league No. 16-ranked defense.

In their last action, Washington was a 11-5 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Washington at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals enjoyed a 11-5 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Wednesday, with Jordan Zimmermann throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Coors Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nationals at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games when playing Colorado
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
Colorado is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, June 29
Colorado home to San Diego, Friday, June 29