Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (7-7) at Washington Nationals (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Kyle Freeland (0-2) (5.56) vs. T Roark (1-0) (4.50)
The Line: Washington Nationals -172 / Colorado Rockies +162 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, ATRM
The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals meet Friday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The Colorado Rockies look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have won four of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Rockies with 20 hits and eight RBI while Nolan Arenado and Chris Iannetta have combined for 27 hits and 11 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Freeland’s second career game against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals need a victory here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Nationals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Washington Nationals have lost seven straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 15 hits and four RBI while Howie Kendrick and Bryce Harper have combined for 27 hits and 18 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Freelands last 6 starts. The Nationals are 3-9 in their last 12 home games, 10-4 in Roarks last 14 Friday starts and 1-5 in Roarks last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
The Washington Nationals are in a full slump right now and shouldn't be laying heavy juice, especially when playing a talented and explosive offensive club such as the Rockies. Roark is coming off a performance in which he was rocked against the Mets, and he's allowing a .283 batting average to these Nats in 46 at bats. Freeland has also had his struggles this season, and the one time he faced these Nationals, it wasn't pretty. The over may be worth a look here, but based on the value I'm siding with the Rockies and the big plus money. The Nats aren't playing well enough to be throwing out these type of odds.