Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies 9/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Jon Gray
The Washington Nationals head to Coors Field on Saturday, September 29, 2018 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Jon Gray for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at +110 and Colorado at -130. The Nationals have a 75-80-4 over/under mark and a 77-82-0 run line record. The Rockies are 84-75-0 against the run line and have a 66-85-8 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 75-80-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 77-82-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 66-85-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 84-75-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/27/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back left last game, is questionable Friday vs Colorado Rockies
09/27/18 P Tanner Roark Personal is out for season
09/16/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist is out indefinitely
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
09/25/18 P Tyler Anderson Shoulder is questionable next start
09/06/18 CF Yonathan Daza Shoulder 60-day DL (09/04)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 81-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 149 strikeouts over his 124 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,294 base hits and 630 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 477 batters and struck out 1,396. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Washington is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 175 hits this season in 649 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 98. Bryce Harper is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 100 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Nationals have 1,367 hits, including 278 doubles and 189 home runs. Washington has walked 623 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,268 times as a unit. They have left 1,156 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 757 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 89-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Jon Gray has a 12-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 182 strikeouts over the 170.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 173 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 514 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,334 base knocks and 682 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 515 hitters and struck out 1,378 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .374. He has 170 hits this year along with 105 RBI in 574 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 129. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 175 hits in 610 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Rockies as a unit have 1,388 base hits, including 276 doubles and 197 homers. Colorado has walked 493 times this year and they have struck out on 1,370 occasions. They have had 1,045 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 759 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -130
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