Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Colorado Rockies (3-5) are favorites (-146) on the moneyline when they square off against the Washington Nationals (2-6) Saturday at 8:10 PM ET, live on SportsNet RM.

Austin Gomber will get the ball for Colorado while Washington will counter with Trevor Williams.

Rockies vs. Nationals Odds

  • Rockies odds to win: -146
  • Nationals odds to win: +125
  • Spread: Rockies -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

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Rockies and Nationals Betting Trends

The Rockies have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they split the two games.

Colorado has played as moneyline favorites of -146 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

The Nationals have won two of the eight games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Washington is 1-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +125 or more on the moneyline.

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

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

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Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 22nd in runs scored with 28, 3.5 per game.

Colorado ranks 21st in MLB action with seven home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

The Rockies rank 17th in MLB with a .248 batting average.

Colorado’s 9.6 strikeouts per game are the fifth-most in the majors.

The Rockies pitching staff is 26th in the majors with a collective 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Colorado has the 24th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (5.29).

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Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals rank 23rd in the league with 27 total runs scored this season.

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

The Nationals have a team batting average of .264 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.

Washington has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (6.6 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Nationals average just 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the league.

Washington has pitched to a 5.07 ERA this season, which ranks 22nd in baseball.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Gomber (0-1) starts for the Rockies, his second this season.

C.J. Cron is batting .258 this season with a team-high three home runs and seven RBI.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .321 with an OBP of .387 and a slugging percentage of .500 this season.

Kris Bryant leads Colorado with a .344 batting average.

Ryan McMahon has collected six hits this season and has an OBP of .273. He’s slugging .500 on the year.

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Nationals Key Players to Watch

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

Lane Thomas leads the Nationals with a .375 batting average.

Alex Call has collected seven runs batted in to pace his team.

Victor Robles has put up a team-high batting average of .375.

Jeimer Candelario’s two home runs lead his team.

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), Luis Garcia: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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Rockies vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 4, Nationals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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