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Nationals, Rockies Clash For NL Supremacy

The top two teams in the National League kick off an important four-game set when the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies take to the field Monday. Both the Nats and the Rockies are red-hot, with Washington winning seven straight entering the series and Colorado going 6-1 in its past seven.

Shark Bites
  • The Nationals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against the Rockies.
  • The favored team is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games between the Rockies and Nationals.
  • Charlie Blackmon is 10-for-31 with 7 extra-base hits and 9 RBIs during an 8-game hitting streak.

The Nationals will give Jacob Turner the start in place of Stephen Strasburg, who has been placed on the paternity list. Tuner, who finds himself on his fifth different team in five pro seasons, has posted a 2.61 ERA in three starts with triple-A Syracuse this year.

The Rockies will send a struggling Tyler Anderson to the bump Monday. Anderson has surrendered at least four runs in each of his four starts this season and has yet to make it through the sixth inning. The lefty has been steady in his career at Coors Field with a 3.36 ERA in 13 home starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Colorado Rockies as 101 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 11.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-2.8 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 13-6 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 13-5 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Washington injuries news.

The Colorado Rockies sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 7.74 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 9.28 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.56 runs per game on the highway. Colorado, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Colorado's last 17 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Colorado, Tuesday, April 25th