Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies odds, picks and predictions

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The Washington Nationals (9-17) face the Colorado Rockies (14-10) for the finale of their 3-game series Thursday. First pitch is 3:10 p.m. ET at Coors Field. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Nationals vs. Rockies odds with MLB picks and predictions.

The current series and the season series is tied 1-1.

Washington won the opener 10-2 Tuesday. However, the Nationals mustered only 2 runs against LHP Austin Gomber and couldn’t score on the Rockies’ bullpen in a 5-2 loss Wednesday. They had won 3 of their previous 4 outings.

The Rockies have won 4 of 5 games on their homestand and have won 10 games at home on the season. They are 2.5 games out of 1st place in the NL West.

Nationals at Rockies projected starters

RHP Aaron Sanchez vs. RHP Antonio Sanzatela

Sanchez (1-1, 6.75 ERA) makes his 3rd start. He has a 1.39 WHIP, 1.0 BB/9 and 4.8K/9 through 9 1/3 IP.

  • He picked up a win in a 14-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants Friday. He went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits.
  • He is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA over 18 innings in 3 career starts at Coors Field.

Senzatela (2-1, 3.66 ERA) makes his 5th start. He has a 1.83 WHIP, 1.4 BB/9 and 2.4 K/9 through 19 2/3 IP.

  • He has allowed 8 earned runs all season, 5 of which were in one outing two starts back.
  • He has a 1.84 ERA in 14 2/3 innings pitched across 3 starts at home this season.

Nationals at Rockies odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Nationals +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Rockies -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Nationals +1.5 (-165) | Rockies -1.5 (+133)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 10.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Nationals at Rockies picks and predictions

Prediction

Rockies 7, Nationals 2

Money line

The Rockies have not lost a home series yet this season. Senzatela has been fantastic in three starts at home so far this season and Colorado’s 10 home wins are tied for the most in baseball.

The Nationals have won 2 road series but are 6-6 on the road. They have won 3 of their last 5 games, all on the road, but they are 3-10 in their last 13 outings.

Take the ROCKIES (-140).

Run line/Against the spread

Nine of the Rockies’ 14 wins this season are by 2 runs or more.  Fourteen of the Nationals’ 17 losses have been by more than 1 run, including Wednesday’s loss.

The Rockies are 8-7 ATS at home this season.

The Nationals are 6-6 ATS on the road. All 6 of their road losses have been by at least 2 runs.

This is my favorite bet because of the payout for the second game in a row.

Take the ROCKIES -1.5 (+133).

Over/Under

Nine of the Rockies’ 14 home games this season have had more than 10 runs. All 4 of Senzatela’s starts this season have had more than 10 runs.

The series opener had 12 total runs.

Four of the Nationals’ last 5 games have had more than 10 runs.

Take OVER 10.5 (-115).

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Author: Lucy Green