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Rockies vs. Nationals - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (58-59) at Colorado Rockies (48-68)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

J Zimmermann (8-8) (3.34) vs. D Hale (3-4) (5.69)

The Line: Colorado Rockies / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: MAS2/RTRM

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

The Washington Nationals need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have lost four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 124 hits and 73 RBI while Ian Desmond and Yunel Escobar have combined for 77 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost six straight road games. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.34 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

Rockies vs. Nationals - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rockies have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 133 hits and 45 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 132 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last eight home games. David Hale takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 5.69 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Hale is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 39-19 in their last 58 games following an off day and 0-4 in Zimmermanns last 4 starts. The Rockies are 23-50 in their last 73 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Hales last 5 starts. The Nationals are 6-2 in Zimmermanns last 8 starts vs. Rockies. 

Have t think the Nats will turn things around quicker than the Rockies will. Zimmermann has also allowed just two runs in his last 13.2 innings of work. Give me the road team here. 

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