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Nationals vs. Rockies - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (45-61) at Washington Nationals (55-51)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

J De La Rosa (7-4) (4.87) vs. J Zimmermann (8-7) (3.54)

The Line: Washington Nationals -167 / Colorado Rockies +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTRM, MASN

The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more run in five of their last seven games. The Rockies have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 124 hits and 42 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 126 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last seven road games. Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.87 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 5-2 with a 4.07 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Rockies - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 117 hits and 33 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 103 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last 10 home games. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 3.54 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 22-48 in their last 70 during game 1 of a series and 10-4 in De La Rosas last 14 starts. The Nationals are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 70-33 in Zimmermanns last 103 starts. The Nationals are 6-1 in Zimmermanns last 7 starts vs. Rockies and the Rockies are 6-1 in De La Rosas last 7 starts vs. Nationals.

Both pitchers have been hit this season, as De La Rosa has allowed a combined 14 runs in his last three starts and Zimmermann is coming off a five-run outring. I like the over in this matchup. 

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Over 7.5

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