Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 7/23/2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Stephen Strasburg
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (52-46, 2nd in NL East) host the Colorado Rockies (47-52, 4th in NL West) at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Nationals open this game at -168 while the Rockies are priced at +158. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Rockies have been an inconsistent choice for baseball bettors, having gone 47-52-0 SU. Washington covers 53.1% of the time, going 52-46-0 straight up. The Nationals have been a great option for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 39-28-0 SU. Colorado covers 37.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 19-32-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a dicey Under choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 51-44-4.
The Rockies cover 42.9% of the time on the road, having gone 21-28-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals cover 56.5% of the time at Nationals Park, going 26-20-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a dicey Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 44-48-6.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
7/17/2019 Seung-Hwan Oh RP Elbow Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/21/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/21/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/21/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Probable for Jul 22
7/20/2019 Max Scherzer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/20/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/18/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/17/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 47-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 120.1 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 331 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 977 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 150 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 336 batters and struck out 800. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.
As a team Colorado is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 113 hits this season in 354 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .602 and an OPS+ of 127. Nolan Arenado is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 375 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .552. The Rockies have 924 hits, including 211 doubles and 129 home runs. Colorado has walked 289 times so far this season and they have struck out 941 times as a unit. They have left 628 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 52-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Stephen Strasburg has a 12-4 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 151 strikeouts over the 127.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.96 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 296 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 829 base knocks and 416 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 928 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .363. He has 103 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 94. Anthony Rendon is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 100 hits in 316 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .604. The Nationals as a unit have 847 base hits, including 166 doubles and 131 homers. Washington has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out on 820 occasions. They have had 670 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -168
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