Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 6, 2023

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Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

One team will end a losing skid when the 2-4 Colorado Rockies (four-game losing streak) and the 1-5 Washington Nationals (three-game losing streak) meet Thursday at 4:10 PM ET. The Rockies have been set as -156 favorites by bookmakers for the contest at Coors Field.

Kyle Freeland takes the mound for Colorado while Josiah Gray is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Rockies vs. Nationals Odds

  • Rockies odds to win: -156
  • Nationals odds to win: +134
  • Spread: Rockies -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Rockies vs. Nationals?

Rockies and Nationals Betting Trends

This is the first time this season the Rockies are the moneyline favorite.

Colorado has ynot played as moneyline favorites of -156 or shorter.

The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won once.

Washington has a record of 1-5 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +134 on the moneyline.

The Rockies have played in six games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total three times (3-3-0).

The Nationals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their six opportunities.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies are the 22nd-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.7 runs per game (22 total).

Colorado is 17th in MLB action with six home runs. They average 1.0 per game.

The Rockies rank 18th in MLB with a .239 batting average.

Colorado strikes out 10.0 times per game to rank 25th in MLB.

The Rockies pitching staff ranks 23rd in the majors with a collective 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Colorado has the 25th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.76).

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored 17 runs (just 2.8 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Washington ranks 29th in Major League Baseball with just two home runs as a team.

The Nationals have a team batting average of .233 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.

Washington has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (6.8 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Nationals average just 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in the league.

Washington has the 24th-ranked ERA (5.67) in the majors this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Freeland (1-0) gets the start for the Rockies, his second of the season.

C.J. Cron leads Colorado in home runs with three and runs batted in with seven.

Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado in batting with a .333 average.

Ryan McMahon has collected four base hits, an OBP of .280 and a slugging percentage of .455 this season.

Kris Bryant leads Colorado with a .333 batting average.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Gray heads to the mound for the Nationals to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Victor Robles leads the Nationals with a .353 batting average.

Lane Thomas has been productive as he leads his team with four runs batted in.

Keibert Ruiz leads the Nationals with one home runs.

Alex Call’s four runs batted in are a team-high mark.

Rockies and Nationals Injuries

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), Daniel Bard: 15 Day IL (Anxiety), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Nationals: Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carter Kieboom: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 3, Nationals 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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