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Washington Nationals host Colorado Rockies in baseball action

Colorado RockiesWashington Nationals
July 6, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Odds

31-51TEAM RECORD48-32

Washington will look to improve on its 48-32 record when take on Colorado, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

For the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rockies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Pomeranz, 0-3 on the year.

View Colorado vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rockies listed as underdogs of +-230 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Nationals and the league No. 9-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. 8 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 in the National League at 5.7 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -173 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 6-2 on Thursday behind a start from Lance Lynn at Busch Stadium.

The Nationals were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington rolled to a 6-5 win against San Francisco on Thursday, as Ross Detwiler and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Colorado is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Saturday, July 7