Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals, Saturday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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COLORADO ROCKIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
58-45, 3rd in National League West July 29, 7:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 61-39, 1st in National League East
Colorado at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Saturday, July 29, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet – Rocky Mountain (Colorado), MASN (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies RH German Marquez (8-4, 4.20 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Tanner Roark (8-6, 4.83)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Colorado Rockies  [G. Marquez -R] +1½ -170 +126 Ov 8½ -110
Washington Nationals [T. Roark -R] -1½ +150 -136 Un 8½ -110
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The Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Nationals Park.

The Rockies will trot German Marquez out to the mound in this one. Right hander Marquez has a 8-4 record and a 4.20 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Tanner Roark. The right hander has a 4.83 ERA to go along with a 8-6 record this season.

Marquez is enjoying a string of three straight wins and struck out nine in each of his last two outings. The Venezuelan held Pittsburgh to two runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings last Saturday – the seventh time in his last eight outings that he held an opponent to three or fewer runs. Marquez made his season debut against Washington on April 25 and did not fare well, surrendering eight runs and nine hits in four innings to suffer the loss.

Roark went winless in his last six starts before the All-Star break but is 2-0 since and struck out a season-high 11 while allowing two runs and three hits in seven innings at Arizona last Saturday. The 30-year-old did not allow an earned run in six innings at Cincinnati on July 16 and yielded a total of seven hits in 13 innings since the break. Roark earned a win at Colorado on April 26, when he allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in five innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 136-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Colorado Rockies signaled their intention to stay in the thick of the National League playoff race by acquiring coveted reliever Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, now they just need to start winning again. The Rockies got an extra day of rest thanks to a rainout on Friday and will try to snap a three-game slide when they visit the Washington Nationals on Saturday for the opener of a three-game series, which includes a split doubleheader on Sunday.

Colorado is 58-45 and remains in line for an NL wild-card spot but is just 6-6 since the All-Star break after beginning their six-game road trip by dropping three straight at the St. Louis Cardinals while yielding 21 runs. “We didn’t pitch well two of the three games,” Rockies manager Bud Black told reporters. “When your starter in Game 1 (Antonio Senzatela) and Game 3 (Jeff Hoffman) only go four innings and give up a number of runs, it makes it awful tough.” Trying to end that stretch of poor starts on Saturday will be German Marquez, who opposes fellow right-hander Tanner Roark. Poor pitching is what Washington’s lineup feeds upon, and Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit two homers apiece as part of an eight-homer barrage in Thursday’s 15-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Washington won its last outing, a 15-2 result against the Brewers on July 27. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -286 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 10-5 result against the Cardinals on July 26. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Colorado:
Team record: 58-45 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
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

Washington:
Team record: 61-39 SU
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

Next up:
Colorado at Washington Sunday, July 30

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Rockies RHP Greg Holland is on paternity leave but is expected to return during the series.

2. Washington placed RHP Stephen Strasburg (elbow) on the 10-day disabled list Thursday and will recall RHP Erick Fredde to make his major-league debut on Sunday.

3. Colorado placed OF/1B Ian Desmond (calf) on the 10-day DL to open a roster spot for Neshek.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -136 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 6, Rockies 5 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
COL TEAM WSH
5.33 RUNS 5.63
4.88 RUNS AGNST 4.44
0.45 DIFF 1.19
$1,453 MONEY $517
4.71 TEAM ERA 4.08
9.46 OFF HITS 9.75
2.87 OFF WALKS 3.56
8.78 OFF Ks 7.94
9.01 DEF HITS 8.27
3.55 DEF WALKS 3.09
7.83 DEF Ks 9.12
INJURIES
COLORADO ROCKIES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Trevor Story SS 15-Day Disabled List
Jairo Diaz P 60-Day Disabled List
Justin Miller P 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Motte P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Chatwood P 15-Day Disabled List
Mark Reynolds P 15-Day Disabled List
Scott Oberg P 60-Day Disabled List
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
COLORADO ROCKIES
Colorado is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Colorado is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games ,on the road
Colorado is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Washington10-3-1 SU in its last 14 games
Washington is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing at home against Colorado
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Colorado’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 5.3 2 4.4 5
Colorado’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 4.4 10 4.5 5
Colorado’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 5 5.7 3
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Colorado’s Overall Defense 5.6 1 4.9 9
Washington’s Home Scoring vs Colorado’s Road Defense 5.7 3 4.4 6
Washington’s Home ERA vs Colorado’s Road ERA Allowed 4.0 5 4.0 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ROCKIES
Rockies are the second highest scoring team in the league at 4.4 runs per game.
Rockies lead the league in hits with 9.3 per game.
Rockies have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Rockies are the easiest team to score on in the league, giving up 4.7 runs per game.
Rockies have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.5 per game.
Rockies trail the league in K’s with 6.6 per game.
NATIONALS
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.

 

 

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