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Nationals vs. Rockies - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (46-61) at Washington Nationals (56-52)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)

E Butler (3-8) (5.45) vs. M Scherzer (11-8) (2.31)

The Line: Washington Nationals -251 / Colorado Rockies +230 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTRM, MASN

The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rockies have split their last six 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 127 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last seven road games. Yohan Flande gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Flande is 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Rockies - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Nationals have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 118 hits and 69 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 70 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last 10 home games. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 2.31 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 1-3 with a 3.99 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 7-18 in their last 25 games as an underdog and 3-9 in Flandes last 12 starts. The Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 8-2 in Scherzers last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. 

I'm staying away from predicting a winner, as the chalk is simply insane. However, the over looks good, as it's way too low for a battle between two teams that are raking in the runs. 

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Over 6.5

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