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Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Prediction 6-23-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (37-38) vs. Colorado Rockies (26-50)
June 23, 2024 3:10 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +112 / Washington Nationals -133; Over/Under: +11
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The Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action from Coors Field. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

In their last series Washington played the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Nationals won Wednesday 3-1 but dropped the other two games 5-0 and 5-2. After an 11-5 win over the Rockies on Friday, in game two the Nationals took a tough loss 8-7. Mitchell Parker put up 6.0 innings with four earned in the start.

In the starter role for the Sunday finale the Nationals wil send out Jake Irvin. This year Irvin is 5-6 with a 3.24 ERA in 15 starts. He has 71 Ks in 86.0 innings. Over his career Irvin is 8-13 with a 4.04 ERA in 39 starts total.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

Over on the Rockies’ side, they played four games versus the Dodgers in their last set. Colorado won 7-6 in game three; that was their only victory amid losses 9-5, 11-9 and 5-3. On Saturday the Rockies posted 12 team hits. Starter Cal Quantrill finished with 6.0 innings and three earned runs.

It’ll be Kyle Freeland in the starting pitcher role for the Rockies on Sunday. So far this season Freeland is 0-3 with a 13.21 ERA over four starts with nine Ks in 15.2 innings. Freeland is 55-68 with a 4.53 ERA in 188 career games (183 starts). The Rockies will take on the Astros after this series.

Nationals vs Rockies Pick Injury Notes

Rockies 2B Adael Amador (oblique) was placed on the 10-day Injured List Friday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Seven of the Nationals’ last eight day games against NL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Seven of the last eight games between the Nationals and Rockies have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last five games as road favorites.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last three day games between the Nationals and Rockies.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Brendan Rodgers has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Nationals.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Brendan Rodgers has scored at least one run in each of his last eight appearances in day games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Kyle Freeland has recorded three or more strikeouts in each of his last 13 home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Ezequiel Tovar has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rockies’ last six home games against NL East opponents.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one Double in six of his last seven appearances in day games.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances with the Rockies as underdogs against the Nationals.
  • Kyle Freeland has recorded a win in each of his three previous home appearances against the Nationals.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances with the Rockies as underdogs against the Nationals.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in three of the Nationals’ last four day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one Double in three of the Nationals’ last four road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Nationals’ last five road games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • CJ Abrams has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals’ last six road games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one Single in each of the Nationals’ last seven games at Coors Field against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last six appearances against the Rockies.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded three or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with his team as a favorite against the Rockies.

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals Prediction

I’ll stay with the Nationals. Irvin could use a bit of a bounce-back, though. In his last start Irvin took a loss versus Arizona with four earned in 5.0 innings. Prior to that however, Irvin had 12.0 innings with just one earned. As for Freeland, he’s given up 13 earned runs in his last 13.1 innings over three starts, going 0-2 in that time.

On Saturday the Nats had some bad breaks, but they also blew a 7-5 lead in the eighth inning. The bullpen—and the pitching overall—was pretty rough. Washington needs a much better finish on Sunday.

Andrew's Free Pick: Washington Nationals -133

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Andrew

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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