Nationals vs Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 4/8/23

Colorado Rockies (3-5) vs Washington Nationals (2-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)

Austin Gomber (0-1) (4.50) vs Trevor Williams (0-1) (5.40)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies -140 / Washington Nationals +120 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals will play the Colorado Rockies in Game 3 of their series on Saturday night at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

Nationals Preview

The Washington Nationals are 2-6 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Washington did manage to win Game 2 of this series by a score of 10-5 on Friday. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.07 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a .275 opponent batting average this season. The Nationals offense has scored 27 runs with a .264 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Alex Call is batting .222 with one home run and seven RBI’s for the Nationals. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Trevor Williams, who is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 5.0 innings pitched this season. 

Rockies Preview 

The Colorado Rockies are 3-5 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Colorado won Game 1 of this series by a score of 1-0 on Thursday. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.29 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .277 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 28 runs with a .248 batting average and a .296 on base percentage this season. C.J. Cron is batting .258 with three home runs and seven RBI’s for the Rockies. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Austin Gomber, who is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP over 6.0 innings pitched this year. 


Washington is 19-47 in their last 66 game three’s of a series and 14-38 in their last 52 Saturday games. The under is 7-3-1 in Washington’s last 11 road games. Colorado is 1-5 in their last 6 games and 7-20 in their last 27 game three’s of a series. The under is 8-4 in Colorado’s last 12 games. Washington is 2-5 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Colorado.


These two teams have split the first two games in this series, but Washington is coming off of a big offensive day on Friday, where they scored 10 runs. Colorado has the slightly better metrics coming into this game, but they will have Austin Gomber on the mound, who allowed three runs over 6.0 innings pitched against San Diego in his first start. Washington is starting Trevor Williams, who allowed four runs (three earned) over 5.0 innings pitched against Tampa Bay. I am going to take Colorado at home in this game, but both of these pitchers may have some issues here. 

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

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