Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies 9/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Tyler Anderson
The Washington Nationals visit Coors Field on Sunday, September 30, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +115 and Colorado at -135. The Nationals have a 75-81-4 over/under record and a 77-83-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 85-75-0 against the run line and have a 66-86-8 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 75-81-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 77-83-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 66-86-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 85-75-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/28/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back is questionable Saturday 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 81-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 18-7 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 0.91 this season. He has 300 strikeouts over his 220.2 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 471 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 4. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,302 base hits and 635 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 478 batters and struck out 1,400. 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 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .253, good for 12th 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 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 133 hits this season in 541 at bats with 100 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 131. Trea Turner is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 654 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Nationals have 1,379 hits, including 280 doubles and 189 home runs. Washington has walked 624 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,277 times as a unit. They have left 1,166 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 759 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 90-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Tyler Anderson has a 6-9 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 159 strikeouts over the 168.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 161 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 519 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 4.32. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,346 base knocks and 684 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 516 hitters and struck out 1,387 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 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies hold a .433 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. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .355. He has 176 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 614 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 112. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 171 hits in 578 at bats while driving in 105 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Rockies as a unit have 1,396 base hits, including 278 doubles and 201 homers. Colorado has walked 494 times this year and they have struck out on 1,374 occasions. They have had 1,047 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 764 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +115
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