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Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (58-45) at Washington Nationals (60-39)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

German Marquez (8-4) (4.20) vs. T Roark (8-6) (4.83)

The Line: Washington Nationals -138 / Colorado Rockies +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Washington Nationals welcome the Colorado Rockies to town for an MLB baseball series opener on Saturday after being rained out on Friday.

The Colorado Rockies have plenty of time to overtake the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers but the team is fighting to maintain their position in the Wild Card race. The Rockies have dropped three in a row in a 10-5 defeat at the St. Louis Cardinals where the pitching couldn’t control the scoreboard. Colorado starter Jeff Hoffman fell to 6-3 with seven runs allowed (six earned) on seven hits and three BB over four frames while Jordan Lyles and Tyler Chatwood gave up three runs between them. The Rockies totaled nine hits and two walks with Nolan Arenado going 3-3 with a homer, three RBI’s and three runs while Gerardo Parra knocked in two. The Colorado Rockies begin their road series at the Washington Nationals with German Marquez on the mound. Marquez has won three in a row after downing the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 with a pair of runs allowed on three hits and two BB over seven frames.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals know that with each win they move closer to the National League East crown. The Nationals have been hot and stayed that way Thursday in a 15-2 victory versus the Milwaukee Brewers for their 8th win in eleven contests. Nats starter Max Scherzer upped his record to 12-5 with a run scoring on a solo homer over six innings while recording nine strikeouts. Washington amassed 19 hits and five walks with Anthony Rendon going deep and scoring twice while Jose Loboton homered and drove in three followed by Brian Goodwin with a homer, two RBI’s and two runs. The Nats also saw Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman leave the yard two times each and combine for seven RBI’s and five runs while every starter reached base.  Washington hands the ball to Tanner Roark for Friday’s start versus the Colorado Rockies. On the year Roark is 8-6 with a 4.83 ERA.

The over is 10-2 in Colorado last 12 overall and the over is 10-2 in Colorado last 12 on grass while Colorado are 5-16 in their last 21 road games. Washington are 9-3 in their last 12 overall and Washington  are 9-3 in their last 12 games on grass while the under is 6-2 in Washington last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. 

These teams play a ton of overs when they meet so I’d take a look at offense in this one…

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