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Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Game 1 - 7/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (59-45) at Washington Nationals (61-40)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)

Gray vs. Jackson

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

TV: MASN, ATRM

The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in game one of a MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 136 hits and 69 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 245 hits and 134 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 5.84 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Nationals.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Game 1 - 7/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals also look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Nationals have won four straight games when scoring more than two runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nationals with 124 hits and 73 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 227 hits and 151 RBI. Edwin Jackson gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Jackson is 1-4 with a 10.80 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games, 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 10-2 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 11-3 in their last 14 vs. National League West. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Jackson has been decent in limited innings this season if you remove his last start, while Gray has been hit hard for much of the season and has an ERA over seven on the road. In a contest between two teams that have been hit or miss as of late, this is a game the Washington Nationals should win. 

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