Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction MLB Picks 6/21/24

Colorado Rockies (26-48) vs Washington Nationals (36-37)

Game Info: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

Dakota Hudson (2-9) (4.89) vs DJ Herz (1-1) (3.77)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies -105 / Washington Nationals -105 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action from Coors Field. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Washington Nationals recent form and player performance

• The Colorado Rockies recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Washington Nationals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Colorado Rockies

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Nationals and Rockies

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Nationals vs Rockies game

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

Washington is coming off a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Nationals split the first pair 5-0 (loss) and 3-1 (win). In the Thursday rubber match, the Nationals were out-hit 13-4 in a 5-2 loss.

For the starter gig in the Friday opener the Nationals will go with DJ Herz. Over three starts this year (the first three starts of his career), Herz is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 21 Ks in 14.1 innings total.

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re coming off a four-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colorado lost the first pair in that set 9-5 and 11-9 before a 7-6 win in game three. On Thursday in the finale the Rockies took a tough loss 5-3. Gavin Stone went 5.1 innings with two earned in the start.

As starter for Friday’s game the Rockies will send out Dakota Hudson. In 14 starts this season Hudson is 2-9 with a 4.89 ERA. He has 41 Ks in 73.2 innings. Hudson is 40-29 with a 3.98 ERA in 128 career games (93 starts).

Nationals vs Rockies Pick Injury Notes

Rockies 2B Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Nationals' last five games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Rockies' last four night games as underdogs have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last four games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last four games as road favorites.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan McMahon has scored at least one run in five of his last six appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 Friday night appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rockies' last 12 games as home underdogs against the Nationals.
  • Ryan McMahon has hit a home run in five of the Rockies' last nine games as home underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against NL opponents at Coors Field.
  • Brendan Rodgers has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances with the Rockies as home underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rockies' last 12 games as home underdogs against the Nationals.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in four of the Nationals' last five games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Jesse Winker has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Nationals' last nine night games.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals' last six night games.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Nationals' last five games as favorites.
  • Jesse Winker has recorded at least one hit in 17 of his last 18 appearances against NL opponents.
  • Eddie Rosario has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances against the Rockies.

Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

I’ll stay with the Rockies. Probably not touching this one, though. Hudson hasn’t been terrible over his last three starts, totaling eight earned runs in 16.1 total innings during that stretch. Hudson is just 0-2 in that trio, however. As for Herz, he’s coming off his first win in a nice outing versus the Marlins (6.0 clean innings; one hit; no walks).

On Thursday the Rockies fell into an early 5-0 hole and couldn’t climb their way out despite a good day from a few hitters. Colorado also used five arms out of the pen, so they may be a little short Friday.

Andrew’s Pick Colorado Rockies -105

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