Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Max Scherzer
The Colorado Rockies visit Nationals Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +199 and Washington at -215. The Rockies have a 6-7-1 over/under record and a 7-7-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 5-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-6-2 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 6-7-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 7-7-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 5-6-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 5-8-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/12/18 CF Charlie Blackmon Quad is "?" Friday vs Washington Nationals
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jeff Hoffman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 7-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 61 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 114. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Colorado is hitting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Rockies hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 11 hits this season in 39 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .641 and an OPS+ of 166. Nolan Arenado is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 49 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Rockies have 109 hits, including 20 doubles and 19 home runs. Colorado has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 132 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.90, Max Scherzer has a 2-1 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 104 base knocks and 54 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 145 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .467. He has 12 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .714 with an OPS+ of 220. Anthony Rendon is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 15 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Nationals as a unit have 105 base hits, including 22 doubles and 16 homers. Washington has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 108 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 55 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +199
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