Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals, Game 2, Sunday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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COLORADO ROCKIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
59-45, 3rd in National League West July 30, 7:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 61-40, 1st in National League East
Colorado at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Sunday, July 30, 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 Jon Gray (3-1, 5.84 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.76)

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Colorado Rockies [J. Gray -R] -1½ +140 -113 Ov 9½ +105
Washington Nationals[E. Jackson -R] +1½ -160 +103 Un 9½ -125
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The Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Nationals Park.

The Rockies will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jon Gray in this game. Gray has a 3-1 record and a 5.84 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Edwin Jackson. The right hander has a 4.76 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Gray was expecting to get extra rest after throwing 96 pitches in five innings at St. Louis on Tuesday but will instead be pushed up to regular rest due to Friday’s rainout. The 25-year-old Oklahoma native ended up allowing two runs and eight hits in those five frames and failed to notch a quality start in any of his last four outings. Gray is making his second career start against Washington and was reached for four runs and six hits over four innings in his first chance.

Jackson followed up a strong Washington debut on July 18 at Los Angeles by getting rocked against Milwaukee on Tuesday, when he was ripped for seven runs – three earned – on seven hits and three walks over five innings. The veteran is struggling to keep the ball in the park since returning to the NL and surrendered a total of five homers in two starts for the Nationals. Jackson surrendered home runs previously in his career to Colorado sluggers Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rockies listed as 113-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Washington Nationals lost their offense when the rain came, now they need to scramble to find it again with two games coming up. The Nationals, who scored 15 runs on Thursday before having Friday’s series opener washed out and falling short on Saturday, will try to get their offense going when they host the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in a split doubleheader.

The Rockies, who dropped three in a row before getting Thursday and Friday off, got a strong start from German Marquez on Saturday and did enough with the bats to grab a 4-2 win and stay within one game of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top wild card spot in the National League. One area of concern for Colorado was the bridge to closer Greg Holland, but Pat Neshek made his debut on Saturday after being acquired from Philadelphia and worked a perfect eighth inning. Washington piled up 19 hits and eight home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday but could not get the ball out of the yard against Marquez and totaled three hits in Saturday’s loss as Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon combined to go 0-for-13. The Nationals will try to muster better swings on Sunday against Kyle Freeland and Jon Gray while Washington counters with Erick Fedde and Edwin Jackson.

Washington was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They lost as -144 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Rockies were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at 134 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Colorado:
Team record: 59-45 SU
Colorado is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado’s last 13 games
Colorado is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games on the road

Washington:
Team record: 61-40 SU
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games
Washington is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to New York Tuesday, August 1
Washington at Miami Monday, July 31

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Rockies recalled OF Raimel Tapia on Saturday and designated RHP Jordan Lyles for assignment.

2. Nationals SS Wilmer Difo drove in at least one run in each of the last three games.

3. Washington placed INF Stephen Drew (abdominal) on the 10-day disabled list.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Colorado Rockies will win outright at -113 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rockies 8, Nationals 7 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
COL TEAM WSH
5.32 RUNS 5.59
4.86 RUNS AGNST 4.44
0.46 DIFF 1.16
$1,587 MONEY $373
4.68 TEAM ERA 4.08
9.42 OFF HITS 9.68
2.88 OFF WALKS 3.52
8.81 OFF Ks 7.98
8.95 DEF HITS 8.25
3.52 DEF WALKS 3.10
7.88 DEF Ks 9.15
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 1-3-2 SU in its last 6 games ,
Colorado is 1-3-2 SU in its last 6 games ,on the road
Colorado is 1-3-2 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Washington is 2-2-2 SU in its last 6 games ,
Washington is 2-2-2 SU in its last 6 games ,at home
Washington is 3-4-2 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing Colorado
Washington is 0-3-2 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 4.2 5 5.6 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 5.6 3 4.4 4
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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