Nationals vs. Rockies Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies 9/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The Colorado Rockies extended their winning streak to eight games last night as they continue to lead the NL West by a game. With two games left in the regular season, can Colorado win at home over the Washington Nationals again tonight to move the streak to nine games?

Game Snapshot

961 Washington Nationals at 962 Colorado Rockies

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Coors Field at 8:10PM ET

TV: MLB Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockies are a -124 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +114 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Rockies pound four home runs

Colorado hit four long balls in its 5-2 victory Friday night over the Nats. Charlie Blackmon hit one of the four from the leadoff spot as he was 1-for-4 with the solo home run. David Dahl also hit a solo homer in four at-bats. Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double and a run. Ian Desmond finished 1-for-3 with a 2-run home run. Chris Iannetta ended the game 2-for-3 with a solo homer. Kyle Freeland earned the win as he scattered 11 hits over six innings, giving up two earned runs with four strikeouts and a walk. Wade Davis picked up his 43rd save as he struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

Five Nationals players finish with two hits

Victor Robles went 2-for-5 with a double from the leadoff spot in last night's loss at Colorado. Trea Turner finished 1-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs. Bryce Harper was 2-for-5, while Anthony Rendon ended the game 2-for-4 with a double. Adrian Sanchez and Spencer Kieboom were both 2-for-3 and scored a run. Joe Ross took the loss as he allowed four earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and a walk over five innings.

Stephen Strasburg (9-7, 3.77 ERA) will start today for Washington, while the Rockies counter with Jon Gray (12-8, 4.91).

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are 9-4 in their last 13 road games. Washington is 65-23 in Strasburg's last 88 starts. 

Colorado

The under is 38-15 in the last 53 Rockies games on Saturdays. Colorado is 6-1 in its last seven Saturday games.

Prediction:

Colorado is rolling right now and I don't think there is a good reason to fade. Strasburg is a good pitcher, but he's been shaky at times since returning from injury and Gray has the talent to shut down a lineup. While Gray's numbers are a bit inflated, he's also been one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball this season. Take Colorado here as it should score enough to back Gray.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES -124

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