Rockies vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 7/25/23

Washington Nationals (41-59) vs Colorado Rockies (40-60)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Trevor Williams (5-5) (4.38) vs Austin Gomber (8-8) (6.18)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -150 / Colorado Rockies +125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies will play the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Rockies continue to play well and they won Game 1 by a score of 10-6 on Monday night. Colorado has one of the worst records in the NL, but they have played very well in their last three series. 

Rockies Preview

The Colorado Rockies are 40-60 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Prior to winning the first game in this series, Colorado won two out of three on the road in Miami. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.51 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP, and a .280 opponent batting average this year. The Rockies offense has scored 438 runs with a .252 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Elias Diaz is batting .264 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Rockies. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Austin Gomber, who is 8-8 with a 6.18 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 102.0 innings pitched this season.

Nationals Preview

The Washington Nationals are 41-59 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Washington had plenty of momentum coming into this series after they swept the Giants over the weekend, but they couldn’t seem to stop the Rockies from scoring on Monday. The Washington pitching staff has a 4.96 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, and a .275 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 430 runs with a .262 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this season. Jeimer Candelario is batting .257 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI’s for the Nationals. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Trevor Williams, who is 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 98.2 innings pitched this year. 

Washington Nationals Team Facts

  • The Nationals have lost each of their last eight games as home favourites against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight games as home favourites against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in five of their last seven games as home favourites against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last nine Tuesday night games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last three games as home favourites.

Colorado Rockies Team Facts

  • The Rockies have won three of their last four games as underdogs.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last nine road games against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Rockies have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last three games as road underdogs against NL East opponents.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Jeimer Candelario has hit a home run in each of the Nationals' last three games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Randal Grichuk has hit a home run in three of his last six road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded an RBI in each of his last six road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Austin Gomber has recorded five or more strikeouts in seven of his nine previous appearances against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ryan McMahon has recorded two or more total bases in five of his last six appearances against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals ranks T29th in the league for walks this season (246).
  • The Washington Nationals ranks 29th in the league for strikeouts this season (746).
  • The Colorado Rockies ranks 30th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.280).
  • The Colorado Rockies ranks 29th in the league for ERA this season (5.51).

Pick

The Rockies were able to come up with some big hits on Monday night and they scored 10 runs in the Game 1 victory. Neither one of these teams has a very good record, but Colorado is definitely trending in the right direction. The Rockies are starting Austin Gomber, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The Nationals are starting Trevor Williams, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but does not pitch very deep into games. I see no reason to go against the Rockies in this game at plus money. 

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

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