Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Washington Nationals (1-6) hope to avoid their fifth straight defeat when they visit the Colorado Rockies (3-4) Friday at 8:40 PM ET on SportsNet RM. The Rockies are listed as -121 favorites, while the Nationals are +102 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Colorado’s Jose Urena gets the start, and he’ll go against Washington’s MacKenzie Gore.

Rockies vs. Nationals Odds

  • Rockies odds to win: -121
  • Nationals odds to win: +102
  • Spread: Rockies -1.5
  • Total: 11.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

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Rockies and Nationals Betting Trends

The Rockies have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won.

Colorado has played as moneyline favorites of -121 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

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

This season, Washington has won one of its seven games when it’s the underdog by at least +102 on the moneyline.

The Rockies have played in seven games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total three times (3-4-0).

Games involving the Nationals have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in three of seven chances this season.

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Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies are the 22nd-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 3.3 runs per game (23 total).

Colorado is 18th in MLB action with six total home runs.

The Rockies have the 17th-ranked batting average in the majors (.244).

Colorado strikes out 9.9 times per game, the fourth-worst average in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Rockies has a collective 7.9 K/9, which ranks 24th in the majors.

Colorado’s 4.88 team ERA ranks 19th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 17 (2.4 per game).

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

The Nationals’ .227 batting average ranks 23rd in the league this season.

Washington ranks seventh in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.0 Ks per contest.

The Nationals average just 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the league.

Washington has pitched to a 5.08 ERA this season, which ranks 22nd in baseball.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will look to Urena (0-1) in his second start of the season.

C.J. Cron is batting .259 this season with a team-high three home runs and seven RBI.

Charlie Blackmon has collected seven hits this season and has an OBP of .370. He’s slugging .500 on the year.

Kris Bryant is batting .357 to lead Colorado this season.

Ryan McMahon is batting .192 with an OBP of .276 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.

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Nationals Key Players to Watch

The Nationals’ Gore will make his second start of the season.

Lane Thomas paces the Nationals with four runs batted in while putting up a team-high batting average of .333.

Victor Robles is batting .300 with a double and four walks.

Keibert Ruiz has hit a team-best one home runs.

Jeimer Candelario has shown off his power as he paces his team with one home runs.

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)

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Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 7, Nationals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 11.5 runs
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