Nationals vs Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 4/6/23

Colorado Rockies (2-4) vs Washington Nationals (1-5)

Game Info: Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)

Kyle Freeland (1-0) (0.00) vs Josiah Gray (0-1) (9.00)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies -135 / Washington Nationals +125 --- Over/Under: 11 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Coors Field. The Nationals have won three of the last four games against the Rockies. 

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals sit with a 1-6 record overall and they are coming off another loss on Wednesday. The offense only managed two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays and led to the five-run defeat. The Nationals are averaging 2.83 runs per game while their defense is giving up 6.88 runs per game. In this game the Nationals need to find a way to get the offense going. On the mound for the Nationals will be Josiah Gray who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 9.00. In his last start against the Braves he went five innings giving up seven hits and five runs. 

Rockies Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rockies who sit wit ha 2-5 record overall and the offense really struggled in the last game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The offense only managed two runs and that led to the defeat. The Rockies are averaging 3.36 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 5.33 runs per game. C.J. Cron has hit three home runs and driven in seven RBIs.  On the mound for the Rockies will be Kyle Freeland who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. 

Nationals vs Rockies Trends

The Rockies are 0-4 in their last four games. The Rockies are 1-7 in Freeland’s last eight starts against a team with a losing record. The under is 5-0 in the Rockies last five games against the National League East. 

Shane’s Free Pick

It’s going to be a big year for Freeland, and it starts in his first game of the season where he picked up a win and didn’t give up any runs. The Nationals offense is going to really struggle to score and that will be the difference as the Rockies are going to get the job done. Back the Rockies on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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