Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions
Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Match Preview and Free Picks
The Washington Nationals were unable to get a four-game series going with the Colorado Rockies on Monday due to rain in the nation's capital, but the day was not a complete wash. Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who is sidelined due to shoulder inflammation, was able to squeeze in an important bullpen session before the rainout as he eyes a return perhaps later in the week.
"I did the full routine," Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, told reporters Monday. "Everything feels good. Ball's coming out of my hand exactly the way it should feel like at 100 percent. I've been wanting the ball, so hopefully I can pitch here really soon." Stephen Strasburg has won five straight starts for Washington and will try to keep the run going when he gets the nod Tuesday opposite rookie Peter Lambert for Colorado. The Nationals have exchanged wins and losses over the last eight games and entered the week atop the National League wild-card standings by a half-game over Milwaukee and a game up on St. Louis and Philadelphia. Washington and Colorado will play a day-night doubleheader Wednesday before the finale of the four-game series Thursday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Nationals Park.
Right hander Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Arrieta is 6-5 this season with a 4.31 ERA.
The Nationals will counter Arrieta with Patrick Corbin. Left hander Corbin has a 4.11 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Nationals as -115-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total opened at 10.
In their last action, Washington was a 15-5 winner on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Washington at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (20) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 15-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -162 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington Nationals: Lambert posted his second quality start in seven tries since joining the rotation last month after allowing two runs in six innings against San Francisco last Tuesday. He is winless over his last five outings while giving up 22 runs in 23 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old will be making his third career start on the road, where he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA.
Colorado Rockies: Strasburg's winning streak has given him the NL lead in victories, although he failed to finish six innings his last time out for just the fourth time all year. He gave up three runs and eight hits with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings at Atlanta after posting back-to-back scoreless outings in his previous two turns. Charlie Blackmon is 7-for-17 with four doubles and a home run against Strasburg, who owns a 4.07 ERA in 10 career starts versus Colorado.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 39-32 SU|
|Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games|
|Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 33-38 SU|
|Washington is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games|
|Washington is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games|
Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Betting Fantasy Props Full List
|Colorado Rockies||+1.5 (-135)||+150||O 8.5 (-105)|
|Washington Nationals||-1.5 (+115)||-175||U 8.5 (-115)|